View Amendment Current Amendment: 16R003.SP.DBV.docx to Bill 16     The Committee on Medical Affairs proposed the following amendment (16R003.SP.DBV):
    Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 1, by striking SECTION 1 and inserting:
    /         SECTION     1.     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, once within a twelve-month period, an emergency refill of up to a ten-day fourteen-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 up to ten fourteen 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 refill and the amount of the refill, not to exceed a ten-day fourteen-day supply, within a reasonable time, but no later than ten days after the once in twelve months refill dispensing."         /
    Renumber sections to conform.
    Amend title to conform.