Pharmacy compliance with INSPECT is twofold. Submissions of controlled substance data must occur within twenty-four (24) business hours of the dispensation of that controlled substance. The second component of compliance is that submissions must occur every twenty-four (24) hours if the facility is dispensing at least one (1) controlled substance prescription per day.
If your location dispenses less than one (1) controlled substance prescription a day you must submit a zero report to the program for that time frame. Failure to submit controlled substance data (or a zero report in lieu of data) in a complete and timely manner may result in the issuance of disciplinary action by the Indiana Board of Pharmacy and/or a personal appearance before the Board. Errant records do not make it into the INSPECT database. The failure of a pharmacy to correct errant records constitutes noncompliance.
IC 35-48-7-8 (1) states, "Each time a controlled substance is designated by the advisory committee under IC 35-48-2-5 through IC 35-48-2-10 is dispensed; the dispenser shall transmit to the central repository...
When a pharmacy is found to be non-compliant, an initial warning notification is sent. Upon the second instance of noncompliance, a warning is sent via certified mail to the facility, restating the dates of submission and warning that the next issue of noncompliance will result in a board appearance being scheduled for that location. When the pharmacy incurs the third instance of noncompliance, a board appearance notification is sent to the qualifying pharmacist of that location.
ZERO REPORTING & exemptions
To report zero dispensations for a facility for a given period of time, an account must be created in the INSPECT WebCenter for that facility. If your facility does not have an account with the INSPECT WebCenter, please contact Bill Woodruff firstname.lastname@example.org to have an account created.
You may report "Exempt" for a facility if that facility does not stock and does not dispense controlled substances to Indiana residents. If the facility stocks controlled substances but does not dispense to IN residents, a zero report must be completed every twenty-four (24) hours on behalf of that facility.
To request an exemption please email Bill Woodruff at email@example.com.