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Notice from the Texas Board of Nursing
As some of you are aware, a number of APRNs have experienced difficulty with prescriptions that were written for controlled substances. The difficulty arose as a result of the following statement in Section 157.0511(b) of the Medical Practice Act (Texas Occupations Code) that addresses physician delegation of prescriptive authority for controlled substances:
(2) the prescription, including a refill of the prescription, is for a period not to exceed 90 days;
Although the law allows prescriptions for up to a 90 day supply of controlled substances, some pharmacists refused to fill prescriptions that were written with more than one refill (e.g. 30 day supply with two refills). As rationale, the pharmacists cited the above section of the law and indicated that a refill means only one refill. Therefore, in order to prescribe the 90 day
In November 2013, staff of the BON, the Texas Medical Board, Texas
The Texas State Board of Pharmacy posted information regarding this issue on its website: www.tsbp.state.tx.us. Scroll to the heading “Updates, News and Notices” and click on the link for information on controlled substance prescriptions from APRNs and PAs. Should further concerns or issues arise, pharmacists may be referred to this page of the TSBP website for clarification.
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