Section 34-23-75

Emergency prescription refill.

In the event a pharmacist receives a request for a prescription refill and the pharmacist is unable to readily obtain refill authorization from the prescriber, the pharmacist may dispense a one-time emergency refill of up to a 72-hour supply of the prescribed medication, providing that:

(1) The prescription is not a medicinal agent listed in Schedule II appearing in Title 20, Chapter 2.

(2) The medication is essential to the maintenance of life or the continuation of therapy in a chronic condition. Only those drugs designated by a joint rule adopted by the Board of Pharmacy and Board of Medical Examiners shall be refilled, according to the procedure established in this section.

(3) The dispensing pharmacist creates a written order containing all of the prescription information required by this chapter and Title 20, Chapter 2.

(4) The dispensing pharmacist notifies the prescriber of the emergency dispensing within 72 hours after such dispensing.

(Acts 1991, No. 91-554, p. 1023, §1.)