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Rule 44:58:08:18.03 Facsimile transmission of Schedule II prescriptions.

          44:58:08:18.03.  Facsimile transmission of Schedule II prescriptions. A written prescription for a Schedule II controlled substance may be transmitted from the individual prescribing practitioner to a pharmacy by facsimile equipment, if the original written, signed prescription is presented to the pharmacist for review prior to the actual dispensing of the controlled substance. The original prescription must be maintained as required in § 44:58:07:04.

          Schedule II controlled substance prescriptions intended for direct administration to a patient by parenteral, intravenous, subcutaneous, or intraspinal infusion may be transmitted by facsimile. The facsimile prescription serves as the original prescription and shall be maintained as required in § 44:58:07:04. Schedule II controlled substance prescriptions for residents of long-term care facilities or patients residing in a Medicare certified hospice may be transmitted directly from the prescribing practitioner to the pharmacy by facsimile equipment. The facsimile prescription serves as the original prescription and must be maintained as required in § 44:58:07:04. The facsimile prescription must be marked on the face with the notation "long term care resident" or "hospice patient."

          Source:  21 SDR 219, effective June 27, 1995; 25 SDR 48, effective October 1, 1998.

          General Authority:  SDCL 34-20B-41.

          Law Implemented:  SDCL 34-20B-41.


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