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The following requirements must be followed when dispensing Schedule II controlled substances for emergency situations: Pharmacists should consult their state laws and regulations to determine if there are more stringent requirements for emergency Schedule II oral prescriptions.
Hopefully, these laws will assist you in your pharmacy practice setting and serve as a starting point for your pharmacy law toolbox.
A pharmacist cannot add or change to a CII prescription:• The name of the patient• The name of the controlled substance (except a generic may be substituted for the controlled substance prescribed, in which case the name of the controlled substance can changed to the generic)• The DEA registration number of the prescribing practitioner• The signature of the prescribing practitioner A pharmacist may partially fill a CII prescription for the following scenarios: • The pharmacist is unable to supply the full quantity called for on a written or electronic prescription or a partial fill is requested by the patient or prescribing practitioner.
In either case the pharmacist must: (1) Note the quantity supplied with the original prescription, and (2) Fill any quantity of the remaining portion that is requested no later than 30 days of the date the prescription was issued.
Pharmacists should consult their state rules to determine whether other prescription requirements exist.
However, a practitioner may write prescriptions to be filled at a future date by writing on the face of the prescription a phrase such as “Do not fill before (date)” or “Do not dispense until (date).” Three cautions regarding such prescriptions: Nevada does not limit the quantity that a practitioner can prescribe for CII prescription or for any drug with the exception of one scenario due to the implementation of AB 474.
Pharmacists have a great responsibility to stay current with the laws and regulations governing the profession.
There is no limit to the number of times a prescription can be partially filled within the 30 days so long as the total quantity in all partial fillings does not exceed the total quantity that was prescribed.
• For an emergency oral prescription in which case the remaining quantity must be filled within 72 hours of the prescription being issued and a written prescription for the emergency supply must be received within 72 hours.