CCS HCS SCS SB 973, 2016 (New Section - as Truly Agreed)
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 the purposes of this section "maintenance medication" is a medication prescribed for chronic, long-term conditions and is taken on a regular, recurring basis, except that it shall not include controlled substances as defined in section 195.010.