State of Ohio Senate Bill 39
On January 4, 2017, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 39. Please note the following provision included in the law impacting Assisted Living patients.
- - 14 day Prescriptions for Opiod Analgesics:This law generally prohibits a pharmacist, pharmacy intern, or terminal distributor from dispensing or selling an opiod analgesic pursuant to a prescription if the drug is to be used on an outpatient basis and more than 14 days have elapsed on April 6, 2017. The Board is in the process of developing guidance regarding this provision that will be disseminated by March.
Partial Dispensing of Schedule II Controlled Substances
Effective March 1, 2017, for a patient who is terminally ill or residing in a long term care facility, the following must be observed:
- - The remaining portions of a partially dispensed schedule II controlled substance prescription shall be filled no later than thirty days after the date on which the prescription is written.
For a complete list of rules and regulation, visit the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy website.
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