Prescription drug orders for Schedule II controlled substances written for patients in long-term care facilities and terminally ill patients may be dispensed in partial quantities, including individual dosage units.
For each partial dispensing, the dispensing pharmacist shall record on the back of the prescription drug order, or on another appropriate record uniformly maintained and readily retrievable, the date of the partial dispensing, the quantity dispensed, the remaining quantity authorized to be dispensed, and the unique identifier of the dispensing pharmacist. The pharmacist must record on the prescription drug order whether the patient is "terminally ill" or an "LTCF patient."
The total quantity of schedule II controlled substances dispensed in all partial dispensings must not exceed the total quantity prescribed.
Schedule II prescription drug orders for patients in a long-term care facility and terminally ill patients shall be valid for a period not to exceed 60 days from the issue date unless terminated sooner by the discontinuance of medication.
Information pertaining to current Schedule II prescription drug orders for patients in a long-term care facility and terminally ill patients may be maintained in a computerized record keeping system if the system has the capability to permit:
output by display or printout of the original prescription number; date of issue; identification of prescribing individual practitioner; identification of patient; identification of long-term care facility; identification of medication authorized, including dosage form, strength, and quantity; listing of partial dispensings that have been dispensed under each prescription drug order; and the information required in subpart 2;
immediate or real time updating of the prescription drug order record each time a partial dispensing of the prescription is conducted; and
retrieval of partially dispensed Schedule II prescription drug order information, the same as required by federal law for Schedule III and IV prescription refill information.
23 SR 1597; 36 SR 237
September 21, 2011
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes