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(225 ILCS 85/25.15)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2018)
(a) In this Section, "telepharmacy" means the provision of pharmacist care by a pharmacist that is accomplished through
the use of telecommunications or other technologies to patients
or their agents who are at a distance and are located within the
United States, and which follows all federal and State laws, rules,
and regulations with regard to privacy and security.
(b) Any pharmacy engaged in the practice of telepharmacy must meet all of the following conditions:
(1) All events involving the contents of an automated
pharmacy system must be stored in a secure location and may be recorded electronically.
(2) An automated pharmacy or prescription dispensing
machine system may be used in conjunction with the pharmacy's practice of telepharmacy after inspection and approval by the Department.
(3) The pharmacist in charge shall:
(A) be responsible for the practice of
telepharmacy performed at a remote pharmacy, including the supervision of any prescription dispensing machine or automated medication system;
(B) ensure that the home pharmacy has sufficient
pharmacists on duty for the safe operation and supervision of all remote pharmacies;
(C) ensure, through the use of a video and
auditory communication system, that a certified pharmacy technician at the remote pharmacy has accurately and correctly prepared any prescription for dispensing according to the prescription;
(D) be responsible for the supervision and
training of certified pharmacy technicians at remote pharmacies who shall be subject to all rules and regulations; and
(E) ensure that patient counseling at the remote
pharmacy is performed by a pharmacist or student pharmacist.
(Source: P.A. 95-689, eff. 10-29-07; 96-673, eff. 1-1-10.)