Section 20-2-253

Published: 2015

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Section 20-2-253

Section 20-2-253Prescription, administration, dispensing of controlled substances.

(a) Upon receipt of a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Registration Certificate (QACSC) and a valid registration number issued by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, a certified registered nurse practitioner (CRNP) or certified nurse midwife (CNM) may prescribe, administer, authorize for administration, or dispense only those controlled substances listed in Schedules III, IV, and V of Article 2, Chapter 2, of this title in accordance with rules adopted by the Board of Medical Examiners and any protocols, formularies, and medical regimens established by the board for regulation of a QACSC.

(b) A CRNP or a CNM shall not utilize his or her QACSC for the purchasing, obtaining, maintaining, or ordering of any stock supply or inventory of any controlled substance in any form.

(c) A CRNP or a CNM authorized to prescribe, administer, or dispense controlled substances in accordance with this article may not prescribe, administer, or dispense any controlled substance to himself, herself, or his or her spouse, child, or parent.

(Act 2013-223, p. 531, §1.)