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     37-20-404. Prescribing and dispensing authority -- discretion of supervising physician on limitation of authority. (1) A physician assistant may prescribe, dispense, and administer drugs to the extent authorized by the supervising physician.
     (2) All dispensing activities allowed by this section must comply with 37-2-104 and with packaging and labeling guidelines developed by the board of pharmacy under Title 37, chapter 7.
     (3) The prescribing and dispensing authority granted a physician assistant may include the following:
     (a) Prescribing, dispensing, and administration of Schedule III drugs listed in 50-32-226, Schedule IV drugs listed in 50-32-229, and Schedule V drugs listed in 50-32-232 is authorized.
     (b) Prescribing, dispensing, and administration of Schedule II drugs listed in 50-32-224 may be authorized for limited periods not to exceed 34 days.
     (c) Records on the dispensing and administration of scheduled drugs must be kept.
     (d) A physician assistant shall maintain registration with the federal drug enforcement administration if the physician assistant is authorized by the supervising physician to prescribe controlled substances.
     (e) A prescription written by a physician assistant must comply with regulations relating to prescription requirements adopted by the board of pharmacy.

     History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 97, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 14, Ch. 419, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 327, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 17, Ch. 519, L. 2005.

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