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TO AMEND SECTION 44-53-360, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIONS, SO AS TO CHANGE DOSAGE LIMITATIONS FOR CERTAIN PRESCRIBED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 44-53-360(e) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(e) Prescriptions for controlled substances in Schedule II with the exception of transdermal patches, must not exceed
a thirty-one day supply one hundred twenty tablets or capsules, or four hundred eighty milliliters of an opiate containing liquid. Prescriptions for Schedule II substances must be dispensed within ninety days of the date of issue, after which time they are void. Prescriptions for controlled substances in Schedules III through V, inclusive, must not exceed a ninety-day supply."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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