21 N.C. Admin. Code 46 .1802 - PRESCRIPTION REFILLS

(a) Authorization for prescription refills is presumed to be within the prescribed dosage or normal therapeutic use. Refilling prescriptions more frequently than the prescribed dosage would require, or refilling prescriptions in significant excess of normal therapeutic use, may be considered as negligence under G.S. 90-85.38(a)(9).
(b) If deemed appropriate in the pharmacist's professional judgment, a patient may receive upon request drug quantities in excess of the face amount of a prescription for a non-controlled substance, up to the total amount authorized. The pharmacist shall not dispense in excess of the face amount of a prescription for a controlled substance or psychotherapeutic drug without authorization from the prescriber.


21 N.C. Admin. Code 46 .1802
Authority G.S. 90-85.6; 90-85.32;
Eff. April 1, 1983;
Amended Eff. September 1, 1993; May 1, 1989.

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