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Rule 4729-5-19 | Serial numbering of prescriptions.


All outpatient prescriptions must be serially numbered when entered into the computer system or when dispensed under a manual system.

(A) This number must appear on the original prescription. If an alternate record keeping system is being used pursuant to rule 4729-5-27 of the Administrative Code, the serial number must also appear on the records in this alternate system.

(B) There must be a complete accounting of all numbers used in the serial numbering system.

(C) All prescriptions which are not refillable, either because of the dispensing of all refills or the length of time since issuance, shall be assigned a new serial number upon an authorization for additional dispensings by a prescriber.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3715.69, 3719.28, 4729.26
Amplifies: 3715.64, 3719.05, 3719.07, 3719.13, 3719.27, 4729.37, 4729.55
Five Year Review Date: 10/1/2021
Prior Effective Dates: 9/10/1976, 3/21/1988, 3/1/1992, 1/17/1997, 3/1/1999, 3/31/2000, 2/1/2005, 4/27/2007, 1/1/2009, 1/1/2011