View Amendment Current Amendment: 3824R002.DR.LAR.docx to Bill 3824     Senator RANKIN proposed the following amendment (3824R002.DR.LAR):
    Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered new SECTION to read:

/SECTION     __.     Section 40-43-86(P) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

    "(P)     If a pharmacist receives a request for a prescription refill and the pharmacist is unable to obtain refill authorization from the prescriber, the pharmacist may dispense, a one-time emergency refill once within a twelve month period, of up to a seventy-two hour an emergency refill of up to a thirty day supply of the prescribed medication if:
        (1)     the prescription is not for a controlled substance;
        (2)     the medication is essential to the maintenance of life or to the continuation of therapy;
        (3)     in the pharmacist's professional judgment, continuing the therapy for seventy-two hours up to thirty days will produce no undesirable health consequences or cause physical or mental discomfort;
        (4)     the pharmacist properly records the dispensing; and
        (5)     the dispensing pharmacist notifies the prescriber of the emergency dispensing refill and the amount of the refill, not to exceed a thirty day supply, within seventy-two hours a reasonable time, but no later than thirty days after the one-time emergency once in twelve months refill dispensing."

    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.