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Pharmacist Partial Fill Opioid Prescription

Concerning the ability of a pharmacist to partially fill prescriptions for opioids.
2017 Regular Session
Bill Summary

The bill:

  • Allows a pharmacist to dispense a schedule II opioid in a lesser amount than the prescribed amount if certain circumstances are met;
  • Limits the time that the remaining portions of a partially filled prescription for a schedule II opioid drug may be filled; and
  • Directs a pharmacist partially filling a prescription for a schedule II opioid to retain the original prescription at the pharmacy, report the partial fill to the prescription drug monitoring program, and notify the prescribing health care provider that the prescription was partially filled.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text

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