TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-19.1
Pharmacies

SECTION 5-19.1-17


§ 5-19.1-17 Central database – Operation.

(a) Pharmacies operated by a person pursuant to this chapter may refill prescriptions which have been previously dispensed by an affiliated pharmacy; provided, that prior to dispensing a refill, the pharmacy refilling the prescription verifies the appropriateness of the refill through a centralized database.

(b) Clinic pharmacies operated by a health maintenance organization licensed under chapter 41 of title 27 and this chapter may refill prescriptions which have been previously dispensed by another health maintenance organization clinic pharmacy; provided, that prior to dispensing a refill, the pharmacy refilling the prescription verifies the appropriateness of the refill through a centralized database of that health maintenance organization.

(c) Disclosure of prescription information to any other person(s) other than agents of properly licensed pharmacies pursuant to subsection (a) or (b) of this section is prohibited. Disclosure of prescription information is permitted only to those directly involved in patient care consistent with chapter 37.3 of this title, Health Care Communications and Information.

(d) The disclosure of prescription information to researchers may only be authorized in accordance with Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 60, § 2.)