Truly Agreed, 2016


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CCS HCS SS SCS SBs 865 & 866, 2016    (New Section - Proposed Language)

338.202. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, unless the prescriber has specified on the prescription that dispensing a prescription for a maintenance medication in an initial amount followed by periodic refills is medically necessary, a pharmacist may exercise his or her professional judgment to dispense varying quantities of maintenance medication per fill up to the total number of dosage units as authorized by the prescriber on the original prescription, including any refills. Dispensing of the maintenance medication based on refills authorized by the prescriber on the prescription shall be limited to no more than a ninety-day supply of the medication, and the maintenance medication shall have been previously prescribed to the patient for at least a three-month period.
     2. For purposes of this section, "maintenance medication" means a medication prescribed for chronic, long-term conditions that is taken on a regular, recurring basis; except that, it shall not include controlled substances, as defined under section 195.010.


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