4729-5-26 Partial dispensing of schedule II controlled substances.

At the time of partial dispensing of a schedule II controlled substance prescription for a "terminally ill" patient or a patient residing in a "long term care facility", in accordance with 21 C.F.R. 1306.13 , the following must be observed:

(A) Prior to a partial dispensing of a schedule II controlled substance, the pharmacist must confirm that the patient is "terminally ill" or a patient residing in a "long term care facility" and note this on the prescription.

(B) The partial dispensing of a schedule II prescription can only occur at the pharmacy where the original prescription is on file.

(C) At the time of partial dispensing of a schedule II controlled substance, the following must be noted on the back of the original prescription: the date dispensed, quantity dispensed, remaining quantity authorized to be dispensed, prescription number of this partial dispensing if different, and the manual initials of the dispensing pharmacist.

(D) If an alternate record keeping system is being used and the system will not permit refills of schedule II controlled substances, a new prescription number for the partial dispensing must be assigned.

(1) A notation must also be made in the database that identifies this new prescription number as a partial dispensing and provides the serial number of the original prescription.

(2) A prescription bearing the new serial number must be placed in the schedule II file. The prescription for each partial filling must also show the serial number of the original prescription.

(E) The total quantity of schedule II controlled substances dispensed in all partial fillings must not exceed the total quantity prescribed.

(F) All partial dispensings of schedule II controlled substances must occur within sixty days from the date of issuance of the prescription by the prescriber.

Effective: 10/27/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/10/2011 and 10/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3719.28
Rule Amplifies: 3719.05 , 3719.07 , 3719.13 , 3719.27
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/65, 3/19/87, 1/17/97, 3/1/99, 4/27/07