Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-19.1

SECTION 5-19.1-24

§ 5-19.1-24. Emergency prescription refill.

In the event a pharmacist receives a request for a prescription refill, and the pharmacist is unable to readily obtain refill authorization from the prescriber, the pharmacist may dispense a one-time emergency refill of up to a seventy-two (72) hour supply of the prescribed medication, providing that:

(1) The prescription is not for a drug in schedule II appearing in chapter 28 of title 22;

(2) The medication is essential to the maintenance of life or to the continuation of therapy of a chronic condition;

(3) In the pharmacist's professional judgment, the interruption of therapy might reasonably produce undesirable health consequences or may cause physical or mental discomfort;

(4) The dispensing pharmacist notifies the prescriber of the emergency dispensing within a reasonable time after such dispensing.

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