ALLOW EARLY REFILLS OF PRESCRIPTION EYE DROPS.

View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
Senate Bill 290 (Public) Filed Monday, March 16, 2015
AN ACT AMENDING THE PHARMACY PRACTICE ACT TO AUTHORIZE PHARMACISTS TO DISPENSE EARLY REFILLS OF TOPICAL OPHTHALMIC PRODUCTS (EYE DROPS).
Intro. by Curtis.

Status: Re-ref Com On Insurance (Senate Action) (Apr 6 2015)
S 290

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 16 2015 - More information

    Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act by amending GS 90-85.32 to allow the dispensing of topical ophthalmic products to prevent interruptions in drug therapy in the following specified ways, if there are authorized refills remaining: (1) filling or refilling a prescription at 70% of the predicted number of days of use without obtaining subsequent authorization or a new authorization and (2) for patients having difficulty using the topical ophthalmic product and with authorization from the prescriber, filling or refilling a prescription earlier than 70% of the predicted number of days in use. Makes technical and clarifying changes. 

    Effective October 1, 2015.


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