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A pharmacy located in Utah that is authorized to provide pharmaceutical care for patients in an institutional setting and whose primary purpose is to provide a physical environment for patients to obtain health care services is classified as:

a. Class A Pharmacy
b. Class B Pharmacy
c. Class C Pharmacy
d. Class D Pharmacy


A pharmacy located in Utah that is authorized to provide pharmaceutical care for patients in an institutional setting and whose primary purpose is to provide a physical environment for patients to obtain health care services is classified as:

a. Class A Pharmacy
b. Class B Pharmacy
c. Class C Pharmacy
d. Class D Pharmacy

Answer: (b) Class B Pharmacy, [Utah Pharmacy Practice Act 58-17b-102 Definition: 11].

Class A Pharmacy: Means a pharmacy located in Utah that is authorized as a retail pharmacy to compound or dispense a drug or dispense a device to the public under a prescription order.

Class B Pharmacy: Means a pharmacy located in Utah that is authorized to provide pharmaceutical care for patients in an institutional setting and whose primary purpose is to provide a physical environment for patients to obtain health care services. It includes closed-door, hospital, clinic, nuclear, and branch pharmacies; and pharmaceutical administration and sterile product preparation facilities.

Class C Pharmacy: Means a pharmacy that engages in the manufacture, production, wholesale, or distribution of drugs or devices in Utah.

Class D pharmacy: Means a nonresident pharmacy.

Class E pharmacy: Means all other pharmacies.

Closed-door pharmacy: Means a pharmacy that provides pharmaceutical care to a defined and exclusive group of patients who have access to the services of the pharmacy because they are treated by or have an affiliation with a specific entity, including a health maintenance organization or an infusion company, but not including a hospital pharmacy, a retailer of goods to the general public, or the office of a practitioner.