PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.7303a Licensed prescriber; administering or dispensing controlled substance without separate license; use of other controlled substances; recording response; records required to be maintained; waiver of requirement under MCL 333.7303.
(1) A prescriber who holds a controlled substances license may administer or dispense a controlled substance listed in schedules 2 to 5 without a separate controlled substances license for those activities.
(2) Before prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance to a patient, a licensed prescriber shall ask the patient about other controlled substances the patient may be using. The prescriber shall record the patient's response in the patient's medical or clinical record.
(3) A licensed prescriber who dispenses controlled substances shall maintain all of the following records separately from other prescription records:
(a) All invoices and other acquisition records for each controlled substance acquired by the prescriber for not less than 5 years after the date the prescriber acquires the controlled substance.
(b) A log of all controlled substances dispensed by the prescriber for not less than 5 years after the date the controlled substance is dispensed.
(c) Records of all other dispositions of controlled substances under the licensee's control for not less than 5 years after the date of the disposition.
(4) The requirement under section 7303 for a license is waived in the following circumstances:
(a) When a controlled substance listed in schedules 2 to 5 is administered on the order of a licensed prescriber by an individual who is licensed under article 15 as a practical nurse or a registered professional nurse.
(b) When methadone or a methadone congener is dispensed on the order of a licensed prescriber in a methadone treatment program licensed under article 6 or when a controlled substance listed in schedules 2 to 5 is dispensed on the order of a licensed prescriber in a hospice rendering emergency care services in a patient's home as described in section 17746 by a registered professional nurse licensed under article 15.
History: Add. 1993, Act 305, Imd. Eff. Dec. 28, 1993
Am. 2016, Act 379, Eff. Mar. 22, 2017
Popular Name: Act 368
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