Current Status Bill Number:
3751Ratification Number: 231Act Number: 229Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950306Primary Sponsor: SandiferAll Sponsors: Sandifer, R. Smith, Herdklotz, Sheheen, Sharpe, Jaskwhich, Fair, Simrill, Mason, Littlejohn, Cain, Hallman, Whatley, S. Whipper, Vaughn, Easterday, Trotter, Huff, Rice, Keyserling, Limehouse, Allison, Wells, D. Smith, Kinon, Seithel, Fleming, Robinson, Marchbanks, Witherspoon, Meacham, Cromer, Davenport, Lanford, Cato, Tripp, Boan, Martin, J. Young, Askins, G. Brown, Tucker, Haskins and HarwellDrafted Document Number: GJK\21476SD.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960130Date of Last Amendment: 19950516Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19960212Subject: Prescriptions, transfer of
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19960222 Act No. A229 ------ 19960212 Signed by Governor ------ 19960206 Ratified R231 Senate 19960130 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19960125 Read second time, notice of general amendments Senate 19960124 Committee report: Favorable 13 SMA Senate 19950518 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to Committee House 19950517 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950516 Amended, read second time House 19950511 Committee report: Favorable with 27 H3M amendment House 19950306 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A229, R231, H3751)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 40-43-165 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE ONE-TIME TRANSFER OF ORIGINAL PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION BETWEEN PHARMACIES IN THIS STATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISPENSING ONE REFILL ONLY UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Transfer of prescriptions
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 40-43-165. (A) The one-time transfer of original prescription information for the purpose of dispensing one refill only is permissible between pharmacies in this State subject to the following requirements:
(1) the transfer is communicated directly between two pharmacists only at the request of the patient or the patient's representatives;
(2) the transferring pharmacist reduces any remaining refills by one and so marks the face of the prescription retained by him;
(3) the transferring pharmacist records the name and address of the pharmacy to which the prescription was transferred and the name of the pharmacist receiving the prescription information on the reverse side of the transferred prescription;
(4) the transferring pharmacist records the date of the transfer and the name of the pharmacist transferring the information;
(5) the transferring pharmacist records on the prescription transferred that the receiving pharmacist is authorized to dispense one refill based on the original prescription, if such is the case;
(6) the prescription is not for a controlled substance.
(B) The pharmacist receiving the transferred prescription information shall record in writing the following:
(1) The word `transfer' on the face of the transferred prescription.
(2) Any information required to be on a prescription, including:
(a) date of issuance of the original prescription;
(b) date and time of transfer;
(c) the pharmacy's name, address, and original prescription number from which the prescription information was transferred;
(d) name of transferring pharmacist;
(e) manufacturer or brand of drug dispensed.
(C) The transferred prescription, as well as the original, must be maintained for the periods required by law.
(D) The pharmacist receiving the transferred prescription may dispense only one refill. The transferring pharmacist shall retain the original prescription and may continue to dispense refills up to the amount and for the period authorized less one refill allocated to the receiving pharmacist.
(E) The requirements of (A) and (B) of this section may be facilitated by use of a computer, data, or facsimile system.
(F) All records pertinent to this section shall be readily retrievable.
(G) The State Board of Pharmacy through the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation shall promulgate regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this section."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect ninety days after approval by the Governor.
Approved the 12th day of February, 1996.