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who can prescribe without protocol?
Doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO)
Who can prescribe under protocol?
certified nurse midwife
how do you know that optometrist is qualified to prescribed some drugs?
they have letter "T" at the end of their license #
i.e. OPT 12345-T
Can optometrists prescribe controlled substances?
Yes, if they are registered with DEA and have TPA prescribing privileges
How do you know if ND can prescribe meds?
their license will have NDF
Which meds can ND prescribe without protocol?
epinephrine for anaphylaxis
natural or synthetic hormones as long as they are not scheduled
Are PAs allowed to prescribe medications?
NO, they may only furnish medications pursuant to a prescriber developed protocol
(not sure, confusing) --> they can under protocol?
If a prescription was written by a PA under protocol, whose name should appear on the label as the prescriber: the supervising physician's or PA's?
either is fine
do not have to put both
Under what circumstances does the name of the patient NOT have to appear on the Rx label?
If prescription was written for "Patient & Partner" --> partner's name does not have to be determined/included
(this is usually for STD meds)
Of these practitioners which is not allowed to prescribe schedule II drugs: PA, ND, CNM and NP?
- others can prescribe all schedules II-V
- ND can only prescribe III-V
CE requirements for pharmacists
30 units every 2 years
what can board do if pharmacists did not complete requires CE hours?
issue inactive license until pharmacists provides proof of 30 hrs and pays a re-renewal fee
What is the difference of inactive and retired license?
- To start practicing again, pharmacist with inactive license must pay the fees and provide CE proof
- To start practicing after license is retired, pharmacist needs to apply all over again and pass both exams
What are the requirements of implementing tech-check-tech program?
- general acute hospital with clinical pharmacy program (they go out of pharmacy to perform clinical services)
- techs check filling of floor/ward stock with drugs previously approved by the pharmacist
- description of program on file
- PIC is responsible for functions/policy in place
- technicians get special/advanced training per policy
how can pharmacy tech meet the requirement for registration?
- associates degree in pharmacy technology
- accredited training course with at least 240 hours
- graduated from pharmacy school
- certified by PTCB
what is the exception to the 1 tech per 1 pharmacist rule in the community pharmacy?
2nd is filling orders for inpatient or home health agency --> once orders are done, the ratio goes back to 1:1
pharmacist: intern ratio
what can clerks do?
enter Rx info into computer
request/receive refill authorizations
answer some phone calls
ring up sales
under what circumstances a tech or clerk can call for rx refills?
If rx did not expire (1 yr, or 6 months for controlled) and no changes are made to the order
who can call in a prescription?
Anyone authorized by the prescriber as long as it is not for an emergency CII med (only prescriber in that case)
Can CII prescription be sent by E-prescribing?
Yes, if both the prescriber and pharmacy programs are certified to do so
Who can call in a prescriction from SNF?
authorized RNs, RPh, LVN, licensed psych tech and other licensed healing arts licentiates
---> as long as it is not a CII
Can you fill an out-of-state Rx?
Yes, as long as it complies with schedule law
- Not CII
Can you fill an out-of-country Rx?
No, not in California
- but can fill for DC and territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, USVI and American Samoa)
Can you put mfg's expiration date on the label that's 3 years in the future?
Yes, or can choose to put 1 year
Max compounded drug expiration date
max expiration date for extemporaneous unit dose packaging
up to 1 year
What is the max # of box-checked drugs on a Rx?
No limit (no controlled drugs) as long as prescriber specifies total # of meds prescribed
can you have "prn refills"?
Yes (controlled substances cannot, they only get 5 refills)
but want to complete in 1 year