Comments: IN SB0176 | 2019 | Regular Session

Bill Title: Prescriptions. Allows certain prescriptions to be transmitted electronically. Requires dentists, physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, optometrists, physician assistants, and podiatrists to issue a prescription for a controlled substance in an electronic format and by electronic transmission after December 31, 2020. Provides exceptions to issuing an electronically transmitted prescription for a controlled substance. Requires the Indiana board of pharmacy to adopt rules concerning electronically transmitted prescriptions for controlled substances. Provides that dentists, physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, optometrists, physician assistants, and podiatrists are subject to disciplinary action for violating these provisions. Requires a pharmacy to transfer, upon the request of a patient, a prescription for the patient that the pharmacy has received but not filled to another pharmacy. Sets forth exceptions. Urges the legislative council to assign to an appropriate interim study committee the task of studying: (1) the advantages, disadvantages, and feasibility of requiring health care providers to issue prescriptions in an electronic format and by electronic transmission; and (2) any exceptions that would be needed to a requirement for health care providers to issue prescriptions in an electronic format and by electronic transmission. Makes conforming changes.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 8-1)

Status: (Passed) 2019-04-18 - Public Law 28 [SB0176 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]

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