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Title XXII OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

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  338.095.  Prescription, drug order, defined — telephone prescription, defined — prescription and medical information may be provided, when. — 1.  The terms "prescription" and "prescription drug order" are hereby defined as a lawful order for medications or devices issued and signed by an authorized prescriber within the scope of his professional practice which is to be dispensed or administered by a pharmacist or dispensed or administered pursuant to section 334.104 to and for the ultimate user.  The terms "prescription" and "drug order" do not include an order for medication requiring a prescription to be dispensed, which is provided for the immediate administration to the ultimate user or recipient.

  2.  The term "telephone prescription" is defined as an order for medications or devices transmitted to a pharmacist by telephone or similar electronic medium by an authorized prescriber or his authorized agent acting in the course of his professional practice which is to be dispensed or administered by a pharmacist or dispensed or administered pursuant to section 334.104 to and for the ultimate user.  A telephone prescription shall be promptly reduced to written or electronic medium by the pharmacist and shall comply with all laws governing prescriptions and record keeping.

  3.  A licensed pharmacist may lawfully provide prescription or medical information to a licensed health care provider or his agent who is legally qualified to administer medications and treatments and who is involved in the treatment of the patient.  The information may be derived by direct contact with the prescriber or through a written protocol approved by the prescriber.  Such information shall authorize the provider to administer appropriate medications and treatments.

  4.  Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the authority of other licensed health care providers to prescribe, administer, or dispense medications and treatments within the scope of their professional practice.

  5.  It shall be an unauthorized practice of pharmacy and hence unlawful for any person other than the patient or the patient's authorized representative to accept a prescription presented to be dispensed unless that person is located on a premises licensed by the board as a pharmacy.

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(L. 1993 H.B. 564, A.L. 2007 S.B. 195)


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