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
Source: 21 SDR 219, effective
June 27, 1995; 25 SDR 48, effective October 1, 1998.
Authority: SDCL 34-20B-41.
Implemented: SDCL 34-20B-41.
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