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GENERAL PRESCRIPTION REQUIREMENTS: issued for a legitimate medical purpose by a practitioner acting in the usual course of sound professional practice.
REQUIRED INFORMATION dated and signed on the date when issued. patient’s full name and address practitioner’s name, address, and registration number. drug name, strength, dosage form, quantity prescribed, directions for use number of refills authorized (if any)
Exemption of Federal Government Practitioners from Registration Any official of the US Military or Prisons who is authorized to prescribe, dispense or administer, but not to procure or purchase, controlled substances in the course of his or her official duties, is not required to be registered with DEA
Mid-Level Practitioners MLPs: nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, optometrists, ambulance services, animal shelters, veterinarian euthanasia technicians, nursing homes and homeopathic physicians.
FEDERAL time limit when a Schedule II prescription must be filled after being signed by the physician There is no FEDERAL time limit when a Schedule II prescription must be filled after being signed by the physician. However, the pharmacist must determine that the prescription is still needed by the patient
Exceptions for Schedule II Facsimile Prescriptions patient undergoing home infusion/intravenous (IV) pain therapy patients in Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF), patient in hospice care
When a prescription for any controlled substance in Schedule III, IV, or V is refilled, the following information must be entered on the back of the prescription: dispensing pharmacist’s initials date the Rx was refilled, amount of drug dispensed on the refill.
The computer system must provide on-line retrieval of original prescription information to include: original Rx # date of issuance full name & address of the patient, prescriber’s name, address, and DEA # the name, strength, dosage form, quantity of the CS prescribed and the total number of refills authorized by the prescriber.
Created by: LilTren