Iowa Admin. Code r. 657-10.33 - Dispensing Schedule V controlled substances without a prescription

A controlled substance listed in Schedule V, which substance is not a prescription drug as determined under the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and excepting products containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or phenylpropanolamine, may be dispensed or administered without a prescription by a pharmacist to a purchaser at retail pursuant to the conditions of this rule.

(1) Who may dispense. Dispensing shall be by a licensed Iowa pharmacist or by a registered pharmacist-intern under the direct supervision of a pharmacist preceptor. This subrule does not prohibit, after the pharmacist has fulfilled the professional and legal responsibilities set forth in this rule and has authorized the dispensing of the substance, the completion of the actual cash or credit transaction or the delivery of the substance by a nonpharmacist.
(2) Frequency and quantity. Dispensing at retail to the same purchaser in any 48-hour period shall be limited to no more than one of the following quantities of a Schedule V controlled substance:
a. 240 cc (8 ounces) of any controlled substance containing opium.
b. 120 cc (4 ounces) of any other controlled substance.
c. 48 dosage units of any controlled substance containing opium.
d. 24 dosage units of any other controlled substance.
(3) Age of purchaser. The purchaser shall be at least 18 years of age.
(4) Identification. The pharmacist shall require every purchaser under this rule who is not known by the pharmacist to present a government-issued photo identification, including proof of age when appropriate.
(5) Record. A bound record book (i.e., with pages sewn or glued to the spine) for dispensing of Schedule V controlled substances pursuant to this rule shall be maintained by the pharmacist. The book shall contain the name and address of each purchaser, the name and quantity of controlled substance purchased, the date of each purchase, and the name or unique identification of the pharmacist or pharmacist-intern who approved the dispensing of the substance to the purchaser.
(6) Prescription not required under other laws. No other federal or state law or regulation requires a prescription prior to distributing or dispensing the Schedule V controlled substance.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 657-10.33
Amended by IAB September 27, 2017/Volume XL, Number 7, effective 11/1/2017

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