Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 4. Regulation of Practice

Prescribing And Dispensing Authority

37-20-404. Prescribing and dispensing authority. (1) A physician assistant may prescribe, dispense, and administer drugs.

(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 for 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 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; amd. Sec. 9, Ch. 88, L. 2023.