4729-17-13 D.E.A. numbers for hospital employed prescribers.

(A) A person authorized to write prescriptions pursuant to rule 4729-5-15 of the Administrative Code who is employed as a staff prescriber of a hospital, is not individually registered under the provisions of the controlled substances act and, therefore, does not possess a "Drug Enforcement Administration" (D.E.A.) number, may administer, dispense, and prescribe controlled substances under the registration of the hospital.

(B) A person pursuing an approved training program within the jurisdiction of the hospital and authorized to write prescriptions pursuant to paragraph (B) of rule 4729-5-15 of the Administrative Code may administer, dispense, or prescribe controlled substances under the registration of the hospital. Persons pursuing such approved training programs may function in sites outside the physical confines of the hospital only if such sites are part of the training program and the persons are under the employment and jurisdiction of the hospital administering the approved program. While functioning in the outside sites, such persons may continue to use the internal code assigned by the hospital administering the approved program, upon mutual agreement of the hospital and the outside site.

(C) The administering, dispensing, or prescribing must be done in the usual course of his/her professional practice and only within the scope of his/her employment.

(D) Each person so authorized must be assigned a specific internal code number by the hospital which will be used as a suffix to the hospital D.E.A. registration number. Such internal code number shall consist of numbers, letters, or a combination thereof, shall be preceded by a hyphen, and no more than ten characters in length, excluding the hyphen. A list of the internal codes and the corresponding individual prescribers must be kept by the hospital and made available at all times to other registrants, state board of pharmacy designated agents, investigators of the state medical board, and federal, state, county, or municipal law enforcement agencies for verification. An initial list of internal codes and the corresponding individual prescribers must be electronically submitted to the state board of pharmacy, in a format prescribed by the board, within thirty days of the effective date of this rule. Additions, deletions or changes to the list must be submitted to the state board of pharmacy within five business days of any such addition, deletion or change.

Effective: 10/1/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/21/2016 and 09/01/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3719.28, 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 3719.06, 4729.51
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/91, 11/25/94, 3/1/99, 1/1/06