Senate File 429 - Introduced SENATE FILE 429 BY BERTRAND A BILL FOR An Act relating to electronic prescriptions transmitted by an 1 authorized agent of a practitioner. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2571XS (2) 87 pf/rj
S.F. 429 Section 1. Section 155A.27, subsection 1, paragraph b, Code 1 2017, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: 2 NEW SUBPARAGRAPH . (3) Notwithstanding paragraph “a” , 3 subparagraph (5), if transmitted by an authorized agent, 4 the electronic prescription shall not require the written 5 or electronic signature of the practitioner issuing the 6 prescription. 7 EXPLANATION 8 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 9 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 10 This bill provides, with regard to an electronic 11 prescription, that if the prescription is transmitted by 12 an authorized agent of the practitioner, the electronic 13 prescription shall not require the written or electronic 14 signature of the practitioner issuing the prescription. 15 Similarly, under current law, if a prescription is oral, the 16 practitioner is not required to provide a written signature 17 or the address of the practitioner. An “authorized agent” is 18 defined in Code section 155A.3 as an individual designated by a 19 practitioner who is under the supervision of the practitioner 20 and for whom the practitioner assumes legal responsibility. 21 -1- LSB 2571XS (2) 87 pf/rj 1/ 1