Senate File 2079 - Introduced SENATE FILE 2079 BY DANIELSON A BILL FOR An Act relating to the dispensing of additional quantities of a 1 prescription within the limitations of the prescription. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 5743SS (2) 86 pf/nh
S.F. 2079 Section 1. Section 155A.27, Code 2016, is amended to read 1 as follows: 2 155A.27 Requirements for prescription. 3 1. To be valid, each prescription drug order issued 4 or dispensed in this state must be based on a valid 5 patient-practitioner relationship, and: 6 1. a. If written, electronic, or facsimile, shall contain: 7 a. (1) The date of issue. 8 b. (2) The name and address of the patient for whom, or the 9 owner of the animal for which, the drug is dispensed. 10 c. (3) The name, strength, and quantity of the drug, 11 medicine, or device prescribed. 12 d. (4) The directions for use of the drug, medicine, or 13 device prescribed. 14 e. (5) The name, address, and written or electronic 15 signature of the practitioner issuing the prescription. 16 f. (6) The federal drug enforcement administration number, 17 if required under chapter 124 . 18 2. b. If electronic: 19 a. (1) The practitioner shall ensure that the electronic 20 system used to transmit the electronic prescription has 21 adequate security and system safeguards designed to prevent and 22 detect unauthorized access, modification, or manipulation of 23 the prescription. 24 b. (2) The practitioner shall provide verbal verification 25 of the electronic prescription upon the request of the 26 pharmacy. 27 3. a. c. (1) If facsimile, in addition to the 28 requirements of subsection 1 paragraph “a” , shall contain all 29 of the following: 30 (1) (a) The identification number of the facsimile machine 31 which is used to transmit the prescription. 32 (2) (b) The time and date of transmission of the 33 prescription. 34 (3) (c) The name, address, telephone number, and facsimile 35 -1- LSB 5743SS (2) 86 pf/nh 1/ 2
S.F. 2079 number of the pharmacy to which the prescription is being 1 transmitted. 2 b. (2) A practitioner shall provide verbal verification of 3 the facsimile prescription upon the request of the pharmacy. 4 4. d. If oral, the practitioner issuing the prescription 5 shall furnish the same information required for a written 6 prescription, except for the written signature and address 7 of the practitioner. Upon receipt of an oral prescription, 8 the pharmacist shall promptly reduce the oral prescription to 9 a written format by recording the information required in a 10 written prescription. 11 2. This section shall not be interpreted to prohibit 12 a pharmacist, in exercising the pharmacist’s professional 13 judgment, from dispensing additional quantities of a 14 prescription drug up to the total number of dosage units 15 authorized by the prescriber on the original prescription and 16 any refills of the prescription. 17 EXPLANATION 18 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 19 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 20 This bill provides that the requirements for each 21 prescription drug order issued or dispensed in the state are 22 not to be interpreted to prohibit a pharmacist, in exercising 23 the pharmacist’s professional judgment, from dispensing 24 additional quantities of a prescription drug up to the total 25 number of dosage units authorized by the prescriber on the 26 original prescription and any refills of the prescription. 27 -2- LSB 5743SS (2) 86 pf/nh 2/ 2