21 CFR 1306.25 - Transfer between pharmacies of prescription information for Schedules III, IV, and V controlled substances for refill purposes.
(a) The transfer of original prescription information for a controlled substance listed in Schedule III, IV, or V for the purpose of refill dispensing is permissible between pharmacies on a one-time basis only. However, pharmacies electronically sharing a real-time, online database may transfer up to the maximum refills permitted by law and the prescriber's authorization.
(i) Write the word “VOID” on the face of the invalidated prescription; for electronic prescriptions, information that the prescription has been transferred must be added to the prescription record.
(ii) Record on the reverse of the invalidated prescription the name, address, and DEA registration number of the pharmacy to which it was transferred and the name of the pharmacist receiving the prescription information; for electronic prescriptions, such information must be added to the prescription record.
(3) For paper prescriptions and prescriptions received orally and reduced to writing by the pharmacist pursuant to § 1306.21(a), the pharmacist receiving the transferred prescription information must write the word “transfer” on the face of the transferred prescription and reduce to writing all information required to be on a prescription pursuant to § 1306.05 and include:
(v) Pharmacy's name, address, DEA registration number, and prescription number from which the prescription information was transferred.
(vii) Pharmacy's name, address, DEA registration number, and prescription number from which the prescription was originally filled.
(4) For electronic prescriptions being transferred electronically, the transferring pharmacist must provide the receiving pharmacist with the following information in addition to the original electronic prescription data:
(iii) The transferring pharmacy's name, address, DEA registration number, and prescription number for each dispensing.
(v) The name, address, DEA registration number, and prescription number from the pharmacy that originally filled the prescription, if different.
(5) The pharmacist receiving a transferred electronic prescription must create an electronic record for the prescription that includes the receiving pharmacist's name and all of the information transferred with the prescription under paragraph (b)(4) of this section.
(c) The original and transferred prescription(s) must be maintained for a period of two years from the date of last refill.
(d) Pharmacies electronically accessing the same prescription record must satisfy all information requirements of a manual mode for prescription transferal.
(e) The procedure allowing the transfer of prescription information for refill purposes is permissible only if allowable under existing State or other applicable law.
[75 FR 16309, Mar. 31, 2010]
Title 21 published on 2014-04-01.
No entries appear in the Federal Register after this date, for 21 CFR Part 1306.