37-7-1503. Prescription drug registry -- registration and reporting requirements. (1) Each person licensed under Title 37 to prescribe or dispense prescription drugs shall register to use the prescription drug registry at the time of initial licensure or renewal of licensure.
(2) (a) Except as provided in subsection (2)(b), each entity licensed by the board as a certified pharmacy or as an out-of-state mail order pharmacy that dispenses drugs to patients in Montana shall provide prescription drug order information for controlled substances to the registry by:
(i) electronically transmitting the information in a format established by the board unless the board has granted a waiver allowing the information to be submitted in a nonelectronic manner; and
(ii) submitting the information in accordance with time limits set by the board unless the board grants an extension because:
(A) the pharmacy has suffered a mechanical or electronic failure or cannot meet the deadline for other reasons beyond its control; or
(B) the board is unable to receive electronic submissions.
(b) This subsection (2) does not apply to:
(i) a prescriber who dispenses or administers drugs to the prescriber's patients; or
(ii) a prescription drug order for a controlled substance dispensed to a person who is hospitalized.