State law allows unused medications from adult care homes, mail-service pharmacies, and medical care facilities to be donated to Federally Qualified Health Centers, indigent health care clinics, and community mental health centers.
Unused Medications Program
The Kansas State Board of Pharmacy has developed the Unused Medications Program regulations (KAR 68-18-1 through 3). To participate in the program, a donating or receiving entity must register with the Board of Pharmacy. Relevant statutes, regulations, forms, and a list of approved donating and receiving entities are available on the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy website.
The Utilization of Unused Medications Act (KSA 65-1668 through 1675) was passed by the Kansas legislature in 2008. In the 2011 session, the Unused Medications Act was amended to allow the donation of medications by mail-order pharmacies licensed in Kansas but not located in the state.