201 KAR 2:175.
Emergency/seventy-two (72) hour prescription refills.
RELATES TO: KRS
Chapters 217, 315
AUTHORITY: KRS 217.215(3), 315.191
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: This administrative regulation sets out the
conditions whereby a prescription may be refilled in an emergency situation and
the prescriber is unavailable.
Section 1. If a
pharmacist receives a request for a prescription refill with no refill
authorized and the pharmacist is unable to readily obtain refill authorization
from the prescriber, the pharmacist may dispense a one (1) time emergency
refill of up to a seventy-two (72) hour supply of the medication when:
prescription refill is not for a controlled substance;
medication is essential to the maintenance of life or to the continuation of
therapy in chronic conditions;
(3) In the
pharmacist's professional judgment, the interruption of therapy might
reasonably produce undesirable health consequences or may be detrimental to the
patient's welfare and cause physical or mental discomfort;
pharmacist notes on the prescription record the date, the quantity dispensed,
and his name or initials; and
(5) In all
situations an emergency refill must be followed by authorization from the
prescriber for continued therapy.
Violation of any provision of this administrative regulation constitutes
unethical or unprofessional conduct in accordance with KRS 315.121. (9 Ky.R.
1265; Am. 10 Ky.R. 5; eff. 6-1-83; 16 Ky.R. 798; eff. 1-12-90.)