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53-10-111. Requirements For Filling Prescriptions Of Prescribers Who Have Died.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, when a pharmacist becomes aware that a healthcare practitioner authorized to prescribe by the law of this state has died, a prescription issued by the practitioner may continue to be dispensed based on the pharmacist's professional judgment and in accordance with the following requirements:

(1) If the prescription is a new prescription that has not been previously dispensed, it may be dispensed within ninety (90) days of the date on which the practitioner has died;

(2) If the prescription has been previously dispensed and has valid authorization to be refilled, the refills may be dispensed but not for a period of more than ninety (90) days from the date on which the practitioner died for Schedule III, IV and V drugs and one hundred eighty (180) days from the date on which the practitioner died for non-scheduled drugs; and

(3) Nothing in this section shall authorize the dispensing of a prescription that was issued for a controlled substance unless permitted by the federal Controlled Substances Act and regulations of the federal drug enforcement administration.

(b) These provisions shall not apply to a schedule II controlled substance.

History

Acts 2010, ch. 767, § 1.

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Tennessee
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Bill Haslam
Bill Haslam
January 15, 2011 -
Republican
505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, TN, 37243

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