4729-5-13 Prescription format.

(A) Except as provided in paragraph (F) of this rule, no pharmacist shall dispense dangerous drugs pursuant to a written outpatient prescription unless the following conditions are met:

(1) The prescription is issued in compliance with rule 4729-5-30 of the Administrative Code.

(2) If handwritten or typewritten, there are no more than three noncontrolled substance prescription orders per prescription form.

(3) If preprinted with multiple drug names or strength combinations:

(a) There are no controlled substances among the choices;

(b) There is only one prescription order selected per form.

(B) Except as provided in paragraph (F) of this rule, no prescriber shall write and no pharmacist shall dispense controlled substances pursuant to a written outpatient prescription unless the following conditions are met:

(1) The prescription has been issued in compliance with rule 4729-5-30 of the Administrative Code.

(2) The prescription contains only one prescription order per prescription form, whether handwritten, typewritten, or preprinted.

(3) The quantity has been written both numerically and alphabetically.

(4) If preprinted, there is only one drug and strength combination printed on the form.

(C) A prescription for a controlled substance issued by a medical intern, resident, or fellow as defined in paragraph (B) of rule 4729-5-15 of the Administrative Code may not be dispensed unless the prescription is issued in compliance with this rule and rule 4729-17-13 of the Administrative Code and unless it bears the identification number issued by the employing hospital or institution pursuant to rule 4729-17-13 of the Administrative Code.

(D) A prescription for a controlled substance issued by a staff prescriber of a hospital may not be dispensed unless the prescription is issued in compliance with this rule and rule 4729-17-13 of the Administrative Code and unless it bears the identification number issued by the employing hospital or institution pursuant to rule 4729-17-13 of the Administrative Code.

(E) If a board approved electronic prescription transmission system is used to fax a prescription to a pharmacy, the faxed order is exempt from paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule. The faxed order must comply with rule 4729-5-30 of the Administrative Code and must be filed in the most restrictive file according to rule 4729-5-09 of the Administrative Code.

(F) For purposes of preprinted prescription forms for hospice care program outpatients, the following conditions apply:

(1) Preprinted prescription forms may contain multiple orders on one form and the prescriber may select as many drug orders as necessary. Additional prescriptions may be manually added to this sheet.

(2) Preprinted forms may not contain prescription orders for schedule II drugs. Schedule II drugs may be manually added to the preprinted forms and signed by the prescriber.

(3) The prescriber shall indicate on each preprinted form the drug orders authorized on the form by either:

(a) Manually indicating the total drug orders authorized on the form; or

(b) Manually initialing each drug order.

(4) All written drug orders must be signed by the prescriber.

(5) All signed prescriptions may be faxed from the prescriber or the hospice location to the pharmacy.

(6) At the direction of the prescriber, verbal drug orders may be transmitted to the pharmacy by the prescriber's agent, including a hospice nurse, except for schedule II drug orders.

Effective: 9/1/2016
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, 4729.37
Prior Effective Dates: 9/10/76, 3/21/88, 7/1/94, 1/10/96, 3/1/99, 3/31/00, 2/1/02, 2/1/05, 4/27/07, 10/19/07