DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS
CENTRAL FILL AND SHARED PHARMACY SERVICES
Filed with the secretary of state on May 19, 2023
These rules take effect immediately upon filing with the secretary of state unless adopted
under section 33, 44, or 45a(9) of the administrative procedures act of 1969,1969 PA
306, MCL 24.233, 24.244, or 24.245a. Rules adopted under these sections become
effective 7 days after filing with the secretary of state.
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory
affairs by sections 16145, 17753, and 17767 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368,
MCL 333.16145, 333.17753, and 333.17767, and Executive Reorganization Order Nos.
1991-9, 1996-2, 2003-1, and 2011-4, MCL 338.3501, 445.2001, 445.2011, and 445.2030)
R 338.3051, R 338.3052, R 338.3053, R 338.3054, R 338.3055, and R 338.3056 of the
Michigan Administrative Code are amended, as follows:
PART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
R 338.3051 Definitions.
Rule 1. (1) As used in these rules:
(a) “Board” means the Michigan board of pharmacy, created in section 17721 of the
code, MCL 333.17721.
(b) "Central fill pharmacy" means a pharmacy that engages in dispensing functions of
centralized prescription processing at the request of an originating pharmacy.
(c) "Code" means the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211.
(d) "Deliver," as used in this part, means the actual, constructive, or attempted transfer
of a prescription drug, including a controlled substance, directly to a patient or a patient's
agent by the lawful order of a practitioner. Deliver does not include a central fill
pharmacy that provides a prescription product to another pharmacy for subsequent
issuance to a patient or a patient's agent.
(e) "Delivering pharmacist" means a pharmacist who is responsible for delivering a
prescription directly to a patient or a patient's agent.
(f) "Delivering pharmacy" means the pharmacy that delivers the filled or refilled
prescription to the patient or the patient's agent. The delivering pharmacy must be either
the originating pharmacy or the central fill pharmacy.
(g) “Department” means the department of licensing and regulatory affairs (LARA).
(h) "Originating pharmacy" means a pharmacy that initially receives a patient's or a
prescribing practitioner's request to fill or refill a prescription.
(2) Unless otherwise defined in these rules, a term defined in the code has the same
meaning if used in these rules.
February 16, 2023