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Which of the statement(s) is/are NOT TRUE under the Rhode Island State Pharmacy Law?
 
I. When a change of ownership of services is contemplated, the owner shall notify the Department in writing at least 14 days prior to the proposed action.
 
II. When discontinuation of services is contemplated, the owner shall notify the Department in writing at least 30 days prior to the proposed action.
 
III. When a pharmacist-in-charge of a pharmacy services is terminated, the owner shall notify the Department in writing at least 72-hour prior to the proposed action.
 
a. I only
b. I and II only
c. II and III only
d. All


Which of the statement(s) is/are NOT TRUE under the Rhode Island State Pharmacy Law?
 
I. When a change of ownership of services is contemplated, the owner shall notify the Department in writing at least 14 days prior to the proposed action.
 
II. When discontinuation of services is contemplated, the owner shall notify the Department in writing at least 30 days prior to the proposed action.
 
III. When a pharmacist-in-charge of a pharmacy services is terminated, the owner shall notify the Department in writing at least 72-hour prior to the proposed action.
 
a. I only
b. I and II only
c. II and III only
d. All

Answer: II and III are NOT TRUE, [Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Pharmacists, Pharmacies and Manufacturers, Wholesalers and Distributors - Part II Section 12].
 
12.1 When a change of ownership or location or when discontinuation of services is contemplated, the owner shall notify the Department in writing at least fourteen (14) days prior to the proposed action.
 
12.2 The pharmacy owner shall give the Department fourteen (14) days' notice in writing prior to terminating services of a pharmacist-in-charge of a pharmacy, unless the pharmacist-incharge vacates the position without notice. In this instance, the Department shall be notified in writing immediately of the change in pharmacist-in-charge.
 
12.3 When there is a change in ownership and/or location, the license shall immediately become void and shall be delivered to the Department.
 
12.3.1 The Board, or its designee, reserves the right to extend the expiration date of such license, allowing the pharmacy to operate, but under conditions stipulated by the Board for such time as shall be required for the processing of a new application.
 
12.3.2 The new applications must be filed accompanied by the initial licensure fee.
 
12.4 Any renovations or remodeling of an existing pharmacy shall not be considered a change of location.
 
12.5 Patient records shall be retained and shall be capable of being retrieved for no less than two (2) years after a change of ownership is completed.