Or. Admin. R. 855-007-0090 - Emergency Pharmacy Rules

(1) Refills: A pharmacist in the area covered by a declared emergency or in an area engaged in disaster assistance may dispense a refill of a prescription drug without a valid prescription provided that:
(a) In the pharmacist's professional judgment, the drug is essential to the maintenance of the patient's health or the continuation of therapy; and
(b) The pharmacist provides no more than a 30-day supply; and
(c) The pharmacist records all relevant information and indicates that it is an Emergency Prescription; and
(d) The pharmacist informs the patient or the patient's agent that the drug is being provided without a prescriber's authorization and that a prescriber authorization is required for any additional refill.
(e) If the refill is for a controlled substance, permission has been granted by the DEA for this type of refill, either by waiver of appropriate controlled substance regulations or by notification to the Board.
(2) New and modified drug therapy: A pharmacist in the area covered by a declared emergency or in an area engaged in disaster assistance may, after consultation with any authorized prescriber, initiate or modify any drug therapy, and dispense an amount of the drug to meet the patient's health needs until that patient can be seen by a health-care practitioner, provided that:
(a) The pharmacist acts in accordance with currently accepted standards of care; and
(b) In the pharmacist's professional judgment, the drug is essential to the maintenance of the patient's health or to the continuation of therapy; and
(c) The pharmacist records all relevant information to a form and indicates that a drug therapy has been initiated or modified and that this is an Emergency Prescription; and
(d) The pharmacist informs the patient or the patient's agent at the time of dispensing that the drug is being provided in the absence of a valid patient - prescriber relationship but that a prescriber was consulted regarding the appropriateness of the drug therapy; and
(e) The pharmacist informs the patient or the patient's agent that a prescriber authorization is required for any refill.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 855-007-0090
BP 4-2008(Temp), f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-5-09 thru 7-3-09; BP 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 6-22-09; BP 4-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-24-09

Stat. Auth.: ORS 401.065, 433.441 & 689.205

Stats. Implemented: ORS 689.155

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