(e) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the delegation of tasks
or duties by a physician to a licensed practical nurse, a registered
professional nurse, or other persons. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the method of delegation that may be authorized by any means, including, but not limited to, oral, written, electronic, standing orders, protocols, guidelines, or verbal orders.
(f) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to apply to any medication authority including Schedule II controlled substances of an advanced practice nurse for care provided in a hospital, hospital affiliate, or ambulatory surgical treatment center pursuant to Section 65-45.
(g) Any advanced practice nurse who writes a prescription for a controlled substance without having a valid appropriate authority may be fined by the Department not more than $50 per prescription, and the Department may take any other disciplinary action provided for in this Act.
(h) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit generic substitution.
(Source: P.A. 96-189, eff. 8-10-09; 97-358, eff. 8-12-11.)