TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1330 PHARMACY PRACTICE ACT
SECTION 1330.720 TRANSFER OF PRESCRIPTION


 

Section 1330.720  Transfer of Prescription

 

a)         A prescription may be transferred between pharmacies for the purpose of original fill or refill dispensing, provided that:

 

1)         The pharmacist transferring the prescription invalidates the prescription on file and records to which pharmacy the prescription was transferred, the date of issuance of the copy and the name of the pharmacist issuing the transferred prescription order; and

 

2)         The pharmacist receiving the transferred prescription directly from the other pharmacist records the following:

 

A)        The name, address and original prescription number of the pharmacy from which the prescription was transferred;

 

B)        All information constituting a prescription order, including the following:  name of the drug, original amount dispensed, date of original issuance of the prescription, and number of valid refills remaining; and

 

C)        The pharmacist receiving the transferred prescription informs the patient that the original prescription has been cancelled at the pharmacy from which it has been transferred.

 

b)         A prescription for Schedule III, IV and V drugs may be transferred only from the original pharmacy and only one time for the purpose of original fill or refill dispensing and may not be transferred further.  However, a pharmacist who is electronically sharing real-time on-line computerized systems may transfer up to the maximum refills permitted by law and the prescriber's authorization in accordance with CFR 1306.26(a).

 

c)         Computerized systems must satisfy all information requirements of this Section, including invalidation of the original prescription when transferred between pharmacies accessing the same prescription records or between pharmacies of the same ownership.  If those systems that access the same prescription records have the capability of cancelling the original prescription, pharmacies using such a system are exempt from the requirements of this subsection if the transferred prescription can always be tracked to the original prescription order from the prescribing practitioner and the original prescription can be produced.

 

d)         When prescription information is transferred to another pharmacy for the purposes of original fill, the transferring pharmacy must enter a prescription into its system as if that prescription were filled at that pharmacy.

 

e)         Nothing in this Section shall apply to transactions described in Section 20 of the Act.

 

f)         A prescription shall only be transferred upon the request or authorization of the person for whom the prescription was issued, except upon closure of a pharmacy, in which case notice shall be made to that person, orally or in writing, of the closure and the location where the prescription is transferred.