Maine Revised Statutes

§13762. Center to be licensed

1. License required.  A rural health center that desires to contract for pharmaceutical services with a pharmacy shall submit an application together with the required fee as set under section 13724. The board may adopt rules that are no more restrictive than those regulating private pharmacy practice in the State. A rural health center is eligible for licensure under this subchapter if:
A. It serves a rural area without a pharmacy; [1993, c. 716, §4 (NEW).]
B. It is located in a community where available pharmacy services can not meet the documented need; or [1993, c. 716, §4 (NEW).]
C. It requires a license in order to receive pharmaceutical discounts authorized by the federal Veterans' Health Care Act of 1992, Title VI. [1993, c. 716, §4 (NEW).]
[ 2005, c. 262, Pt. B, §16 (AMD) .]
2. Renewal.  A license expires on the date set by the commissioner pursuant to Title 10, section 8003, subsection 4 for the licensing period for which the license was issued. A renewal license is issued for each ensuing licensing period in the absence of any reason or condition that might warrant the refusal to grant a license and upon receipt by the board of the written request of the applicant and the required fee for the license as set under section 13724.
Licenses may be renewed up to 90 days after the date of expiration upon payment of a late fee in addition to a renewal fee as set under section 13724. Any person who submits an application for renewal more than 90 days after the license renewal date is subject to all requirements governing new applicants under this chapter, including a late fee, renewal fee and additional late fee as set under section 13724.
[ 2007, c. 402, Pt. DD, §29 (AMD) .]
3. Notice.  Any rural health center wishing to be licensed under this subchapter shall notify the board of its intent to establish a contract with a pharmacy for pharmaceutical services and shall apply for a license, submit floor plans of the physical plant and pay a required fee as set under section 13724. The application must include the name, address and registration number of the provider of pharmaceutical services.
[ 2005, c. 262, Pt. B, §18 (AMD) .]
4. Board action.  The board shall approve or disapprove of the application within 60 days of receipt and shall notify the applicant in writing of its decision and the reason for the decision.
[ 1987, c. 710, §5 (NEW) .]
1987, c. 710, §5 (NEW). 1993, c. 716, §4 (AMD). 2005, c. 262, §§B16-18 (AMD). 2007, c. 402, Pt. DD, §29 (AMD).