(225 ILCS 85/17) (from Ch. 111, par. 4137)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
    Sec. 17. Disposition of legend drugs on cessation of pharmacy operations.
    (a) The pharmacist in charge of a pharmacy which has its pharmacy license revoked or otherwise ceases operation shall notify the Department and forward to the Department a copy of the closing inventory of controlled substances and a statement indicating the intended manner of disposition of all legend drugs and prescription files within 30 days of such revocation or cessation of operation.
    (b) The Department shall approve the intended manner of disposition of all legend drugs prior to disposition of such drugs by the pharmacist in charge.
        (1) The Department shall notify the pharmacist in
    
charge of approval of the manner of disposition of all legend drugs, or disapproval accompanied by reasons for such disapproval, within 30 days of receipt of the statement from the pharmacist in charge. In the event that the manner of disposition is not approved, the pharmacist in charge shall notify the Department of an alternative manner of disposition within 30 days of the receipt of disapproval.
        (2) If disposition of all legend drugs does not occur
    
within 30 days after approval is received from the Department, or if no alternative method of disposition is submitted to the Department within 30 days of the Department's disapproval, the Secretary shall notify the pharmacist in charge by mail at the address of the closing pharmacy, of the Department's intent to confiscate all legend drugs. The Notice of Intent to Confiscate shall be the final administrative decision of the Department, as that term is defined in the Administrative Review Law, and the confiscation of all prescription drugs shall be effected.
    (b-5) In the event that the pharmacist in charge has died or is otherwise physically incompetent to perform the duties of this Section, the owner of a pharmacy that has its license revoked or otherwise ceases operation shall be required to fulfill the duties otherwise imposed upon the pharmacist in charge.
    (c) The pharmacist in charge of a pharmacy which acquires prescription files from a pharmacy which ceases operation shall be responsible for the preservation of such acquired prescriptions for the remainder of the term that such prescriptions are required to be preserved by this Act.
    (d) Failure to comply with this Section shall be grounds for denying an application or renewal application for a pharmacy license or for disciplinary action against a license.
    (e) Compliance with the provisions of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act concerning the disposition of controlled substances shall be deemed compliance with this Section with respect to legend drugs which are controlled substances.
(Source: P.A. 100-497, eff. 9-8-17.)