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Long Term Care Pharmacy Information

As a result of Public Act 097-0689 (pdf), referred to as the Save Medicaid Access and Resources Together (SMART) Act, the department will require that certain medications be dispensed to nursing home residents in 14-day supplies in order to increase efficiencies and reduce waste. Beginning May 1, 2013, certain brand-name, solid oral drugs dispensed to clients residing in any facility that provides medical group care services as defined in Section 140.500, except intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded (ICF/MR) and supportive living facilities (SLF), must be dispensed in 14-day supplies. Solid oral doses of antibiotics and drugs that are dispensed in their original container as indicated in the Food and Drug Administration Prescribing Information or that are customarily dispensed in their original packaging to assist patients with compliance, such as oral contraceptives, are excluded from this requirement and may be dispensed in days' supplies greater than 14. Please review the list below to access a complete list of the drugs required to be dispensed in a 14-day supply.