902 KAR 55:080. Written prescriptions to be signed by practitioner

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/902/055/080.htm
Published: 2015

      902 KAR 55:080.

Written prescriptions to be signed by practitioner.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS

Chapter 218A

      STATUTORY

AUTHORITY: KRS 194.050, 218A.250

      NECESSITY,

FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 218A.250 directs the Cabinet for Human Resources

to adopt rules and administrative regulations for carrying out the provisions

of KRS Chapter 218A relating to controlled substances. The purpose of this

administrative regulation is to clarify who is authorized to sign a

prescription for controlled substances and the form of the signature, which

must be in accordance with federal regulation.

 

      Section 1. A

written prescription for a controlled substance shall be signed only by a

practitioner who is authorized to prescribe controlled substances under the

laws of the jurisdiction in which he is licensed to practice his profession.

 

      Section 2. A

written prescription for a controlled substance shall be written with ink,

indelible pencil or typewriter and may be prepared by an agent for the

practitioner's signature. The prescription shall be manually signed by the

practitioner which may be in the same manner as he would sign a check or legal

document. (17 Ky.R. 3607; eff. 7-17-91.)
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