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2016 Statute


65-1642.Equipment of pharmacy; records of prescription orders; medication profile record system; electronic transmission of prescription drug orders. (a) Each pharmacy shall be equipped with proper pharmaceutical utensils, in order that prescriptions can be properly filled and United States pharmacopoeia and national formulary preparations properly compounded, and with proper sanitary appliances which shall be kept in a clean and orderly manner. The board shall prescribe the minimum of such professional and technical equipment which a pharmacy shall at all times possess.

(b) Each pharmacy shall keep a suitable book or file which records every prescription order filled at the pharmacy and a medication profile record system as provided under subsection (d). The book or file of prescription orders shall be kept for a period of not less than five years. The book or file of prescription orders shall at all times be open to inspection by members of the board, the secretary of health and environment, the duly authorized agents or employees of such board or secretary and other proper authorities.

(c) (1) A medication profile record system shall be maintained in all pharmacies for persons for whom prescriptions are dispensed. The following information shall be recorded: (A) The name and address of the patient for whom the medication is intended; (B) the prescriber's name, the original date the prescription is dispensed and the number or designation identifying the prescription; (C) the name, strength and quantity of the drug dispensed and the name of the dispensing pharmacist; and (D) drug allergies and sensitivities.

(2) Upon receipt of a prescription order, the pharmacist shall examine the patient's medication profile record before dispensing the medication to determine the possibility of a harmful drug interaction or reaction to medication. Upon recognizing a potential harmful drug interaction or reaction to the medication, the pharmacist shall take appropriate action to avoid or minimize the problem which shall, if necessary, include consultation with the prescriber with documentation of actions taken on the prescription record.

(3) A medication profile record shall be maintained for a period of not less than five years from the date of the last entry in the record.

(4) All prescription drug orders communicated by way of electronic transmission shall conform to federal and state laws and the provisions of the board's rules and regulations.

(d) No registration shall be issued or continued for the conduct of a pharmacy until or unless the provisions of this section have been complied with.

History: L. 1953, ch. 290, § 28; L. 1975, ch. 319, §28; L. 1982, ch. 262, § 2; L. 1986, ch. 235, § 4; L. 1987, ch. 236, § 4; L. 1989, ch. 194, § 1; L. 1994, ch. 254, § 5; L. 1997, ch. 112, § 2; L. 2003, ch. 85, § 2; July 1.