1st Engrossment - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to health; modifying authority to dispense 1.3 controlled substances; requiring a proposal for a 1.4 program for health care professionals prescribing 1.5 legend drugs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, 1.6 section 152.11, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2003 1.7 Supplement, section 152.11, subdivision 2. 1.8 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.9 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 152.11, 1.10 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 1.11 Subdivision 1. [WRITTEN PRESCRIPTION REQUIREMENT FOR 1.12 SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.] No person may dispense a 1.13 controlled substance included in Schedule II of section 152.02 1.14 without a prescription written by a doctor of medicine, a doctor 1.15 of osteopathy licensed to practice medicine, a doctor of dental 1.16 surgery, a doctor of dental medicine, a doctor of podiatry, or a 1.17 doctor of veterinary medicine, lawfully licensed to prescribe in 1.18 this state
,or by a state bordering Minnesotapractitioner 1.19 licensed to prescribe controlled substances by the state in 1.20 which the prescription is issued, and having a current federal 1.21 Drug Enforcement Administration registration number. Provided 1.22 that in emergency situations, as authorized by federal law, such 1.23 drug may be dispensed upon oral prescription reduced promptly to 1.24 writing and filed by the pharmacist. Such prescriptions shall 1.25 be retained in conformity with section 152.101. No prescription 1.26 for a Schedule II substance may be refilled. 2.1 For the purposes of this chapter, a written prescription or 2.2 oral prescription, which shall be reduced to writing, for a 2.3 controlled substance in schedule II, III, IV or V is void unless 2.4 (1) it is written in ink and contains the name and address of 2.5 the person for whose use it is intended; (2) it states the 2.6 amount of the controlled substance to be compounded or 2.7 dispensed, with directions for its use; (3) if a written 2.8 prescription, it contains the signature, address and federal 2.9 registry number of the prescriber and a designation of the 2.10 branch of the healing art pursued by the prescriber; and if an 2.11 oral prescription, the name and address of the prescriber and a 2.12 designation of the prescriber's branch of the healing art; and 2.13 (4) it shows the date when signed by the prescriber, or the date 2.14 of acceptance in the pharmacy if an oral prescription. Every 2.15 licensed pharmacist who compounds any such prescription shall 2.16 retain such prescription in a file for a period of not less than 2.17 two years, open to inspection by any officer of the state, 2.18 county, or municipal government, whose duty it is to aid and 2.19 assist with the enforcement of this chapter. Every such 2.20 pharmacist shall distinctly label the container with the 2.21 directions contained in the prescription for the use thereof. 2.22 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 2.23 152.11, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 2.24 Subd. 2. [WRITTEN OR ORAL PRESCRIPTION REQUIREMENT FOR 2.25 SCHEDULE III OR IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.] No person may 2.26 dispense a controlled substance included in schedule III or IV 2.27 of section 152.02 without a written or oral prescription from a 2.28 doctor of medicine, a doctor of osteopathy licensed to practice 2.29 medicine, a doctor of dental surgery, a doctor of dental 2.30 medicine, a doctor of podiatry, a doctor of optometry limited to 2.31 schedule IV, or a doctor of veterinary medicine, lawfully 2.32 licensed to prescribe in this state or a state bordering2.33 Minnesotafrom a practitioner licensed to prescribe controlled 2.34 substances by the state in which the prescription is issued, and 2.35 having a current federal drug enforcement administration 2.36 registration number. Such prescription may not be dispensed or 3.1 refilled except with the written or verbal consent of the 3.2 prescriber, and in no event more than six months after the date 3.3 on which such prescription was issued and no such prescription 3.4 may be refilled more than five times. 3.5 Sec. 3. [REPORT.] 3.6 The health-related licensing boards defined in Minnesota 3.7 Statutes, section 214.01, subdivision 2, shall work with the 3.8 University of Minnesota to develop a proposal for a 3.9 competency-based education and assessment program for 3.10 professionals authorized to prescribe, dispense, or administer 3.11 legend drugs. The boards shall report to the senate and house 3.12 of representatives committees with jurisdiction over health and 3.13 human services by January 30, 2005.