Kan. Admin. Regs. § 68-20-19 - Controlled substances listed in schedule II

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Requirements of prescription.
(1) A pharmacist shall dispense a controlled substance listed in schedule II, which is a prescription drug as determined under these regulations, only pursuant to a written prescription signed by the prescribing practitioner, except as provided in paragraph (4) of this subsection.
(2) Any written prescriptions signed by the prescribing practitioner falling under the above provisions of paragraph (1) shall not be filled if submitted more than six months after the original date appearing on the written prescription.
(3) A prescriber may administer a controlled substance listed in schedule II in the course of professional practice without a prescription, subject to K.A.R. 68-20-18.
(A) In the case of an emergency situation, as defined by paragraph (5) of this subsection, a pharmacist may dispense a controlled substance listed in schedule II upon receiving authorization of a prescriber, if all of the following conditions are met:
(i) The quantity prescribed and dispensed is limited to the amount adequate to treat the patient during the emergency period. Dispensing beyond the emergency period shall be pursuant to a written prescription signed by the prescriber.
(ii) The prescription shall be immediately reduced to a hard copy by the pharmacist and shall contain all information required under K.A.R. 68-20-18(c) except for the signature of the prescriber.
(iii) If the prescriber is not known to the pharmacist, the pharmacist shall make a reasonable effort to determine that the authorization came from the prescriber, which may include a call back to the prescriber, using the prescriber's phone number as listed in the telephone directory or other good faith efforts to insure the prescriber's identity, or both.
(iv) Within seven days after authorizing an emergency prescription drug order, the prescriber shall cause a written prescription drug order for the emergency quantity prescribed to be delivered to the dispensing pharmacist.
(B) In addition to conforming to the requirements of K.A.R. 68-20-18(c), the prescription drug order shall have written on its face "Authorization for Emergency Dispensing" and the date of the prescription drug order.
(C) The written prescription drug order shall be delivered to the pharmacist in person within seven days of authorization or, if delivered by mail, it shall be postmarked within the seven-day period.
(D) Upon receipt, the dispensing pharmacist shall attach this written prescription drug order to the pharmacist's record of the emergency prescription drug order.
(E) The pharmacist shall notify the nearest office of the U.S. drug enforcement administration (DEA) if the prescribing practitioner fails to deliver a written prescription drug order to the pharmacist; failure of the pharmacist to do so shall void the authority conferred by this paragraph to dispense without a written prescription of a prescriber.
(5) For the purposes of authorizing a prescription of any controlled substance listed in schedule II of the federal or state uniform controlled substances act, the term "emergency situation" means those situations in which the prescriber determines the following:
(A) That immediate administration of the controlled substance is necessary for proper treatment of the intended ultimate user;
(B) that no appropriate alternative treatment is available, including administration of a drug that is not a controlled substance under schedule II of the act; and
(C) that it is not reasonably possible for the prescriber to provide a written prescription to be presented, before dispensing, to the pharmacist dispensing the substance.
(b) A medical care facility or other institution registered with the board shall administer or dispense a controlled substance listed in schedule II only pursuant to a written prescription signed by the prescriber or to an order for medication made by a prescriber that is dispensed for immediate administration to the ultimate user.
(c) Partial filling of prescriptions. The partial filling of a prescription for any controlled substance listed in schedule II shall be permissible, only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Whenever the pharmacist is unable to supply the full quantity called for in a written or emergency prescription and the pharmacist makes a notation of the quantity supplied on the face of the written prescription or written record of the emergency prescription, the pharmacist shall perform the following:
(A) Fill the remaining portion of the prescription within 72 hours of the first partial filling or, if the remaining portion cannot be filled within the 72-hour period, the pharmacist shall notify the prescriber of the situation; and
(B) supply no further quantity beyond 72 hours without a new prescription.
(2) Whenever written, prescriptions for schedule II controlled substances for patients in a long-term care facility (LTCF) or for a patient with a medical diagnosis documenting a terminal illness may be filled in partial quantities, including individual dosage units, as provided in this subsection. The pharmacist shall record on the prescription whether the patient is "terminally ill" or an "LTCF patient."
(A) For each partial filling, the dispensing pharmacist shall record on the back of the prescription, or on another appropriate, uniformly maintained, and readily retrievable record, the date of the partial filling, quantity dispensed, remaining quantity authorized to be dispensed, and the identification of the dispensing pharmacist.
(B) The total quantity of schedule II controlled substances dispensed in all partial fillings shall not exceed the total quantity prescribed.
(C) These schedule II prescriptions shall be valid for a period not to exceed 60 days from the issue date unless terminated sooner by the discontinuance of medication.
(d) Labeling of substances. The pharmacist filling a written or emergency prescription for a controlled substance listed in schedule II shall affix a label to the package showing the following information:
(1) The date the prescription was filled;
(2) the name, address, and telephone number of the pharmacy dispensing the prescription;
(3) the serial number of the prescription;
(4) the full name of the patient;
(5) the name of the practitioner and either the physician's assistant (PA) or the advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP);
(6) the directions for use and cautionary statements, if any, contained in the prescription or required by law;
(7) the brand name or corresponding generic name of the prescription medication;
(8) the manufacturer or distributor of the prescription medication, or an easily identified abbreviation of the manufacturer's or distributor's name;
(9) the expiration date of the prescription medication dispensed, if applicable.
(e) Filing of prescriptions.
(1) All written prescriptions and written records of emergency prescriptions shall be kept in accordance with K.A.R. 68-20-16.
(2) All written or emergency prescriptions for a controlled substance listed in schedule II shall be cancelled on the face of the prescription with the name of the pharmacist filling that prescription.
(3) All written or emergency prescriptions for controlled substances listed in schedule II and filled by a pharmacy intern shall be cancelled on the face of the prescription with the names of the pharmacy intern and preceptor authorizing the filling of that prescription.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 68-20-19
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 65-4102 and K.S.A. 65-4123, as amended by L. 1999, Ch. 115, Sec. 15; effective, E-72-24, Aug. 25, 1972; effective Jan. 1, 1973; amended Sept. 9, 1991; amended March 29, 1993; amended March 20, 1995; amended Feb. 5, 1999; amended Dec. 27, 1999.

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