Chapter 13 Regulation of Pharmacists and Pharmacies ? Creation of Board
Chapter 13.5 Remote Dispensing Facilities
Chapter 14 Wholesale Legend Drug Distributors and Third Party Logistics Providers
Chapter 16 Drug Regimens
Chapter 16.5 Drug Regimens in Health Facilities
Chapter 17 Nonresident Pharmacies
Chapter 18 Mail Order and Internet Based Pharmacies
Chapter 19 Regulation of Pharmacy Technicians
Chapter 20 Regional Drug Repository Program
Chapter 21 Home Medical Equipment Services Providers
Chapter 22 Pharmacy Audits
Chapter 23 Returning Unused Medication
Chapter 24 Central Repository for Controlled Substances Data

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 25 > Article 26 - Pharmacists, Pharmacies, Drug Stores

  • Administering: means the direct application of a drug to the body of a person by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means. See Indiana Code 25-26-13-2
  • adulterated: refers to a legend drug that:

    Indiana Code 25-26-14-1.5

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • attending physician: means a physician licensed under IC § 25-22. See Indiana Code 25-26-16.5-2
  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • audit: means an audit of a pharmacy:

    Indiana Code 25-26-22-2

  • authenticate: means to affirmatively verify before distribution occurs that each transaction that is listed on:

    Indiana Code 25-26-14-1.7

  • authorized distributor: means a wholesale drug distributor with which a manufacturer has established an ongoing relationship to distribute the manufacturer's products. See Indiana Code 25-26-14-1.8
  • automated dispensing system: means a mechanical or electronic system that performs operations or activities, other than compounding or administration, relating to pharmacy services, including the storage, dispensing, or distribution of drugs and the collection, control, and maintenance of all transaction information, to provide security and accountability for the drugs. See Indiana Code 25-26-13.5-1.5
  • blood: means whole blood collected from a single donor and processed either for transfusion or further manufacturing. See Indiana Code 25-26-14-2
  • board: refers to the Indiana board of pharmacy established by IC § 25-26-13-3. See Indiana Code 25-26-19-1
  • board: refers to the Indiana board of pharmacy established by IC § 25-26-13-3. See Indiana Code 25-26-21-1
  • board: refers to the Indiana board of pharmacy. See Indiana Code 25-26-24-1
  • Board: means the Indiana board of pharmacy. See Indiana Code 25-26-13-2
  • board: refers to the Indiana board of pharmacy established under IC § 25-26-13-3. See Indiana Code 25-26-14-4
  • chain drug warehouse: means a permanent physical location for drugs or devices, or both, that:

    Indiana Code 25-26-14-3.7

  • co-licensed products: means pharmaceutical products:

    Indiana Code 25-26-14-4.1

  • committee: refers to the INSPECT oversight committee established by section 24 of this chapter. See Indiana Code 25-26-24-2
  • compendium: refers to :

    Indiana Code 25-26-14-4.2

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • contraband: refers to a legend drug:

    Indiana Code 25-26-14-4.3

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • controlled substance: has the meaning set forth in IC § 35-48-1-9. See Indiana Code 25-26-24-2.5
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Coronavirus disease: means the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 virus (SARS-CoV-2). See Indiana Code 25-26-13-2
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Counseling: means effective communication between a pharmacist and a patient concerning the contents, drug to drug interactions, route, dosage, form, directions for use, precautions, and effective use of a drug or device to improve the therapeutic outcome of the patient through the effective use of the drug or device. See Indiana Code 25-26-13-2
  • counterfeit: refers to a legend drug, or the container, seal, or labeling of a legend drug, that, without authorization, bears the trademark, trade name, or other identifying mark or imprint of a manufacturer, processor, packer, or distributor other than the person that manufactured, processed, packed, or distributed the legend drug. See Indiana Code 25-26-14-4.4
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • deliver: means the actual, constructive, or attempted transfer of a legend drug from one (1) person to another. See Indiana Code 25-26-14-4.5
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • designated representative: means an individual who:

    Indiana Code 25-26-14-4.6

  • Device: means an instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, contrivance, implant, in vitro reagent, or other similar or related article including any component part or accessory, which is:

    Indiana Code 25-26-13-2

  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • dispense: means to deliver a controlled substance to an ultimate user or research subject by or pursuant to the lawful order of a practitioner and includes the prescribing, administering, packaging, labeling, or compounding necessary to prepare the substance for that delivery. See Indiana Code 25-26-24-3
  • Dispensing: means issuing one (1) or more doses of a drug in a suitable container with appropriate labeling for subsequent administration to or use by a patient. See Indiana Code 25-26-13-2
  • distribute: means to sell, offer to sell, deliver, offer to deliver, broker, give away, or transfer a legend drug, whether by passage of title or physical movement, or both. See Indiana Code 25-26-14-4.7
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Drug: means :

    Indiana Code 25-26-13-2

  • Drug order: means a written order in a hospital or other health care institution for an ultimate user for any drug or device, issued and signed by a practitioner, or an order transmitted by other means of communication from a practitioner, which is immediately reduced to writing by the pharmacist, registered nurse, or other licensed health care practitioner authorized by the hospital or institution. See Indiana Code 25-26-13-2
  • Drug regimen review: means the retrospective, concurrent, and prospective review by a pharmacist of a patient's drug related history that includes the following areas:

    Indiana Code 25-26-13-2

  • drug sample: means a unit of a legend drug that is not intended to be sold and is intended to promote the sale of the drug. See Indiana Code 25-26-14-5
  • Drug utilization review: means a program designed to measure and assess on a retrospective and prospective basis the proper use of drugs. See Indiana Code 25-26-13-2
  • Electronic data intermediary: means an entity that provides the infrastructure that connects a computer system or another electronic device used by a prescribing practitioner with a computer system or another electronic device used by a pharmacy to facilitate the secure transmission of:

    Indiana Code 25-26-13-2

  • Electronic signature: means an electronic sound, symbol, or process:

    Indiana Code 25-26-13-2

  • electronic transmission: means the transmission of a prescription in electronic form. See Indiana Code 25-26-13-2
  • ephedrine: includes only ephedrine that is dispensed pursuant to a prescription or drug order. See Indiana Code 25-26-24-4
  • exception report: means a record of data concerning:

    Indiana Code 25-26-24-5

  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • health care entity: means any organization or business that provides diagnostic, medical, surgical, dental treatment, or rehabilitative care. See Indiana Code 25-26-14-6
  • home medical equipment: means equipment that:

    Indiana Code 25-26-21-2

  • home medical equipment services: means the:

    Indiana Code 25-26-21-3

  • identification number: refers to the following:

    Indiana Code 25-26-24-6

  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • INSPECT: means the Indiana scheduled prescription electronic collection and tracking program established by IC § 25-1-13-4. See Indiana Code 25-26-24-7
  • interoperability: refers to the INSPECT program electronically sharing reported information with another state concerning the dispensing of a controlled substance:

    Indiana Code 25-26-24-8

  • Judgment: means all final orders, decrees, and determinations in an action and all orders upon which executions may issue. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • label: means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter on the immediate container of a legend drug. See Indiana Code 25-26-14-6.5
  • labeling: means labels and other written, printed, or graphic matter:

    Indiana Code 25-26-14-6.6

  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • legend drug: has the meaning set forth in IC § 16-18-2-199. See Indiana Code 25-26-14-7
  • mail order or Internet based pharmacy: means a pharmacy that is located in Indiana or is a nonresident pharmacy (as defined in IC § 25-26-17-2) that dispenses prescription drugs:

    Indiana Code 25-26-18-1

  • manufacturer: means a person who is engaged in manufacturing, preparing, propagating, compounding, processing, packaging, repackaging, or labeling of a legend drug. See Indiana Code 25-26-14-8
  • medical record: means written or printed information possessed by a provider (as defined in IC § 16-18-2-295) concerning any diagnosis, treatment, or prognosis of the patient, unless otherwise defined. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Medication therapy management: means a distinct service or group of services that optimize therapeutic outcomes for individuals that are independent of, but may occur in conjunction with, the provision of a medication or medical device. See Indiana Code 25-26-13-2
  • misbranded: means that a legend drug's label:

    Indiana Code 25-26-14-8.3

  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • nonprofit health clinic: means any of the following:

    Indiana Code 25-26-20-2

  • normal distribution chain of custody: means the route that a legend drug travels:

    Indiana Code 25-26-14-8.5

  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • pain management clinic: means a publicly or privately owned facility that primarily engages in the treatment of pain or pain management through prescribing controlled substances. See Indiana Code 25-26-24-9
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • patient: means an individual who has requested or received health care services from a provider for the examination, treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of a physical or mental condition. See Indiana Code 25-26-24-10
  • patient care: means patient care activities provided by a pharmacist, regardless of whether drugs or devices are dispensed, that are intended to achieve outcomes related to the cure or prevention of a disease, elimination or reduction of a patient's symptoms, or arresting or slowing of a disease process. See Indiana Code 25-26-13.5-2
  • pedigree: means a statement or record in a written or an electronic form that is approved by the board, that:

    Indiana Code 25-26-14-8.7

  • Person: means any individual, partnership, copartnership, firm, company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, or municipality, or a legal representative or agent, unless this chapter expressly provides otherwise. See Indiana Code 25-26-13-2
  • person: means an individual, a partnership, a business firm, a limited liability company, a corporation, or another entity, including a governmental entity. See Indiana Code 25-26-14-9
  • Pharmacist: means a person licensed under this chapter. See Indiana Code 25-26-13-2
  • Pharmacist intern: means a person who is:

    Indiana Code 25-26-13-2

  • Pharmacy: means any facility, department, or other place where prescriptions are filled or compounded and are sold, dispensed, offered, or displayed for sale and which has as its principal purpose the dispensing of drug and health supplies intended for the general health, welfare, and safety of the public, without placing any other activity on a more important level than the practice of pharmacy. See Indiana Code 25-26-13-2
  • pharmacy technician: means an individual who:

    Indiana Code 25-26-19-2

  • pharmacy technician in training: means a person who is enrolled in a training program for pharmacy technicians prescribed by the board. See Indiana Code 25-26-19-3
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • practitioner: means a physician, dentist, veterinarian, podiatrist, nurse practitioner, scientific investigator, pharmacist, hospital, or other institution or individual licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to, or administer a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research in the United States. See Indiana Code 25-26-24-11
  • Practitioner: has the meaning set forth in IC § 16-42-19-5. See Indiana Code 25-26-13-2
  • practitioner: has the meaning set forth in IC § 16-42-19-5. See Indiana Code 25-26-14-9.2
  • prescription: means an order for medication that is dispensed to or for a recipient. See Indiana Code 25-26-24-12
  • Prescription: means a written order or an order transmitted by other means of communication from a practitioner to or for an ultimate user for any drug or device containing:

    Indiana Code 25-26-13-2

  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • protocol: means a policy, procedure, or protocol of a health facility concerning:

    Indiana Code 25-26-16.5-3

  • protocol: means the policies, procedures, and protocols of a:

    Indiana Code 25-26-16-1

  • provider: means a person engaged in the business of providing home medical equipment services to an unrelated individual in the individual's residence. See Indiana Code 25-26-21-4
  • pseudoephedrine: includes only pseudoephedrine that is dispensed pursuant to a prescription or drug order. See Indiana Code 25-26-24-13
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • recipient: means an individual for whom a controlled substance is dispensed. See Indiana Code 25-26-24-14
  • recipient representative: means the individual to whom a controlled substance is dispensed if the recipient is either less than eighteen (18) years of age or unavailable to receive the controlled substance. See Indiana Code 25-26-24-15
  • Record: means all papers, letters, memoranda, notes, prescriptions, drug orders, invoices, statements, patient medication charts or files, computerized records, or other written indicia, documents, or objects which are used in any way in connection with the purchase, sale, or handling of any drug or device. See Indiana Code 25-26-13-2
  • remote dispensing facility: means a facility where prescription drugs are prepared or dispensed without the requirement of the use of an onsite pharmacist and where pharmacist supervision may be provided remotely. See Indiana Code 25-26-13.5-3
  • Sale: means every sale and includes:

    Indiana Code 25-26-13-2

  • sale: includes purchase, trade, or offer to sell, purchase, or trade. See Indiana Code 25-26-14-10
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • state: means any state of the United States or the District of Columbia. See Indiana Code 25-26-24-16
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • telepharmacy: means to provide patient care by a pharmacy and pharmacist licensed under IC § 25-26 through the use of telecommunications or other technology:

    Indiana Code 25-26-13.5-4

  • therapeutic alternative: means a drug product that:

    Indiana Code 25-26-16.5-4

  • therapeutic alternative: means a drug product that:

    Indiana Code 25-26-16-1.5

  • third party inspection provider: means :

    Indiana Code 25-26-14-10.3

  • third party logistics provider: means an entity that:

    Indiana Code 25-26-14-10.5

  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the commonwealths, possessions, states in free association with the United States, and the territories. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Verified: when applied to pleadings, means supported by oath or affirmation in writing. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • wholesale distribution: means to distribute legend drugs to persons other than a consumer or patient. See Indiana Code 25-26-14-11
  • wholesale drug distributor: means a person engaged in wholesale distribution of legend drugs, including:

    Indiana Code 25-26-14-12

  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5