TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER XV: DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
PART 3100 ILLINOIS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
SECTION 3100.390 MANNER OF ISSUANCE OF PRESCRIPTION
Section 3100.390 Manner of Issuance of Prescription
a) All prescriptions for controlled substances shall be dated as of, and signed on, the day when issued and shall bear the full name and address, and federal registration number of the practitioner. A practitioner may sign a prescription in the same manner as he would sign a check or legal document (e.g., "J. H. Smith" or "John H. Smith"). Where an oral order is not permitted, prescriptions shall be written with ink or indelible pencil or typewriter and shall be manually signed by the practitioner. The prescriptions may be prepared by a secretary or agent for the signature of a practitioner except in the instances of a Schedule II prescription, but the prescribing practitioner is responsible in case the prescription does not conform in all essential respects to the law and regulations. A corresponding liability rests upon the pharmacist who fills a prescription not prepared in the form prescribed by this Part.
b) Any person referred to in Section 3100.80 who is exempted from registration under statute or this Part shall include on all prescriptions issued by him the registration number of the hospital or other institution and the special internal code number assigned to him by the hospital or other institution as provided in statute or this Part, in lieu of the registration number of the practitioner required by this Part. Each prescription shall have the name of the person so specified by Section 1650.80 printed on it.
c) An official exempted from registration under statute shall include on all prescriptions issued by him, his branch of service or agency (e.g., "U. S. Army" or "Public Health Service") and his service identification number, in lieu of the registration number of the practitioner required by these regulations. The service identification number for a Public Health Service practitioner is his social security identification number. Each prescription shall have the name of the officer stamped or printed on it, as well as the signature of the officer. Public Health Service practitioners shall issue prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances on conventional prescription forms, not triplicate prescription blanks.
(Source: Amended at 5 Ill. Reg. 3528, effective March 25, 1981)