Bill Text: IL SB1790 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Provides that a pharmacist may refill a patient's prescription without prescriber authorization if the pharmacist is unable to contact the prescriber after reasonable effort, a failure to refill the prescription may result in an interruption of therapeutic regimen or create patient suffering, the pharmacist informs the prescriber at the earliest convenience of the emergency refills, and the prescription is not for a controlled substance. Provides that prescriptions may be refilled pursuant to the provisions for a period of time reasonably necessary for the pharmacist to secure prescriber authorization. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Enrolled) 2017-06-20 - Sent to the Governor [SB1790 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB1790-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning regulation.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Pharmacy Practice Act is amended by adding
5Section 15.3 as follows:
6 (225 ILCS 85/15.3 new)
7 Sec. 15.3. Emergency prescription refills.
8 (a) A pharmacist may exercise professional judgment to
9dispense an emergency supply of medication for a chronic
10disease or condition if the pharmacist is unable to obtain
11refill authorization from the prescriber when:
12 (1) in the pharmacist's professional judgment,
13 interruption of therapy might reasonably produce
14 undesirable consequences or cause patient suffering;
15 (2) the pharmacy previously dispensed or refilled a
16 prescription from the prescriber for the same patient and
17 medication;
18 (3) the prescription is not for a controlled substance;
19 (4) the pharmacist informs the patient or the patient's
20 agent at the time of dispensing that prescriber
21 authorization is required for future refills; notification
22 may be made verbally, electronically, or in writing; and
23 (5) the emergency dispensing is documented in the

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1 patient's prescription record and the pharmacist informs
2 the prescriber of the emergency refill.
3 (b) The emergency supply must be limited to the amount
4needed for the emergency period as determined by the pharmacist
5within his or her professional judgment. However, the total
6amount dispensed shall not exceed a 30-day supply.
7 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
8becoming law.
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