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ALBOP has been receiving phone calls inquiring about requirements of a prescription written by a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Please read the Administrative Code from ALBME discussing the requirements for each.ALBME 540-X-8-.11(7) for Nurse Practitioners:When prescribing legend drugs, a certified registered nurse practitioner shall use a prescription form which includes all of the following:(a) The name, medical practice site address andtelephone number of the collaborating physician or coveringphysician;(b) The name of the certified registered nursepractitioner;(c) The medical practice site address and telephonenumber of the certified registered nurse practitioner ifdifferent from that of the collaborating physician;(d) The certified registered nurse practitioner’sregistered nurse license number assigned by the Board ofNursing;(e) The words “Product Selection Permitted” printedon one side of the prescription form directly beneath asignature line;(f) The words “Dispense as written” printed on oneside of the prescription form directly beneath a signature line.(g) The date that the prescription is issued to the patient.540-X-7-.28(9) for Physician Assistants:When prescribing legend drugs or controlled drugsa physician assistant shall use a prescription form whichincludes all of the following:(a) The name, medical practice site address andtelephone number of the physician supervising the physicianassistant;(b) The medical practice site address and telephonenumber of the physician assistant, if different from the addressof the supervising physician;(c) The physician assistant's license number assignedby the Board and the QACSC registration number, when acontrolled substance is prescribed;(d) The words "Product Selection Permitted" printedon one side of the prescription form directly underneath asignature line; and(e) The words "Dispense as written" printed on oneside of the prescription form directly underneath a signatureline. ... See MoreSee Less
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At our emergency meeting on Friday, the Board passed an emergency Rule to extend current supplies of contrast media for medically necessary imaging and testing of patients.In order to care for patients as necessary, the following may be done to extend the current supply:1. Assignment of a 4-day BUD at controlled room temperature2. A single use container may be entered or punctured only in ISO Class 5 or cleaner air and may be used up to 12 hours after initial entry or puncture as long as the storage requirements during that 12-hour period are maintained. This Emergency Rule is in effect until September 10, 2022. You can view it online by visiting www.albop.com → Resources → Statutes & Rules. ... See MoreSee Less
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