Temporary Pharmacies During a Declared Emergency
A temporary pharmacy or a pharmacy licensed or permitted in another state can be located in a declared disaster area when it is necessary to provide pharmacy services during a declared state of emergency. The temporary pharmacy must be under the control of a pharmacist, within the disaster area, properly secured to prevent theft, have proper record keeping and the Board must be notified of its existence. The Board can monitor and inspect temporary pharmacies.
Temporary Pharmacy Facilities or Mobile Pharmacies
A. Pharmacies located in declared disaster areas, nonresident pharmacies, and pharmacies licensed or permitted in another state but not licensed or permitted in this state, if necessary to provide pharmacy services during a declared state of emergency, may arrange to temporarily locate to a temporary pharmacy facility or mobile pharmacy or relocate to a temporary pharmacy facility or mobile pharmacy if the pharmacist-in-charge of the temporary pharmacy facility or mobile pharmacy ensures that: 1. The pharmacy is under the control and management of the pharmacist-in-charge or a supervising pharmacist designated by the pharmacist-in-charge; 2. The pharmacy is located within or adjacent to the declared disaster area; 3. The Board is notified of the pharmacy§ location; 4. The pharmacy is properly secured to prevent theft and diversion of drugs; 5. The pharmacy§ records are maintained in accordance with Arizona statutes and rules; and 6. The pharmacy stops providing pharmacy services when the declared state of emergency ends, unless it possesses a current resident pharmacy permit issued by the Board under A.R.S. §§ 32-1929, 32-1930, and 32-1931. B. The Board shall have the authority to approve or deny temporary pharmacy facilities, mobile pharmacies, and shall make arrangements for appropriate monitoring and inspection of the temporary pharmacy facilities and mobile pharmacies on a case-by-case basis. C. A temporary pharmacy facility wishing to permanently operate at its temporary site shall apply for and have received a permit issued under A.R.S. §§ 32-1929, 32-1930, and 32-1931 by following the application process under R4-23-606. D. A mobile pharmacy, placed in operation during a declared state of emergency, shall not operate permanently.