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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

CHAPTER 9. Pharmacy [4000 - 4426]

  ( Chapter 9 repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 890, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 11.5. Surplus Medication Collection and Distribution Intermediaries [4169.5- 4169.5.]
  ( Article 11.5 added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 10, Sec. 2. )

4169.5.
  

(a) A surplus medication collection and distribution intermediary established for the purpose of facilitating the donation of medications to or transfer of medications between participating entities under a program established pursuant to Division 116 (commencing with Section 150200) of the Health and Safety Code shall be licensed by the board. The board shall enforce the requirements set forth in Section 150208 of the Health and Safety Code. The license shall be renewed annually.

(b) An application for licensure as a surplus medication collection and distribution intermediary shall be made on a form furnished by the board, and shall state the name, address, usual occupation, and professional qualifications, if any, of the applicant. If the applicant is an entity other than a natural person, the application shall state the information as to each person beneficially interested in that entity.

(c) As used in this section, and subject to subdivision (e), the term “person beneficially interested” means and includes:

(1) If the applicant is a partnership or other unincorporated association, each partner or member.

(2) If the applicant is a corporation, each of its officers, directors, and stockholders, provided that no natural person shall be deemed to be beneficially interested in a nonprofit corporation.

(3) If the applicant is a limited liability company, each officer, manager, or member.

(d) If the applicant is a charitable organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the applicant shall furnish the board with the organization’s articles of incorporation. The applicant shall also furnish the board with the names of the controlling members.

(e) If the applicant is a partnership or other unincorporated association, a limited liability company, or a corporation, and if the number of partners, members, or stockholders, as the case may be, exceeds five, the application shall so state, and shall further state the information required by subdivision (b) as to each of the five partners, members, or stockholders who own the five largest interests in the applicant’s entity. Upon request by the executive officer of the board, the applicant shall furnish the board with the information required by subdivision (b) as to partners, members, or stockholders not named in the application, or shall refer the board to an appropriate source of that information.

(f) The application shall contain a statement to the effect that the applicant or persons beneficially interested have not been convicted of a felony and have not violated any of the provisions of this chapter. If the applicant cannot make this statement, the application shall contain a statement of the violation, if any, or reasons which will prevent the applicant from being able to comply with the requirements with respect to the statement.

(g) Upon the approval of the application by the board and payment of a fee in the amount of three hundred dollars ($300), the executive officer of the board shall issue or renew a license to operate as a surplus medication collection and distribution intermediary, if all of the provisions of this chapter have been complied with. Fees received by the board pursuant to this section shall be deposited into the Pharmacy Board Contingent Fund. An applicant for licensure as a surplus medication collection and distribution intermediary that is government owned or is a nonprofit organization pursuant to subdivision (d) is exempt from the fee requirement.

(h) A surplus medication collection and distribution intermediary licensed pursuant to this section is exempt from licensure as a wholesaler.

(i) A surplus medication collection and distribution intermediary licensed pursuant to this section shall keep and maintain for three years complete records for which the intermediary facilitated the donation of medications to or transfer of medications between participating entities.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 10, Sec. 2. (AB 467) Effective April 9, 2014.)

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