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  *338.202.  Maintenance medications, pharmacist may exercise professional judgment on quantity dispensed, when. — 1.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, unless the prescriber has specified on the prescription that dispensing a prescription for a maintenance medication in an initial amount followed by periodic refills is medically necessary, a pharmacist may exercise his or her professional judgment to dispense varying quantities of maintenance medication per fill up to the total number of dosage units as authorized by the prescriber on the original prescription, including any refills.  Dispensing of the maintenance medication based on refills authorized by the physician or prescriber on the prescription shall be limited to no more than a ninety-day supply of the medication, and the maintenance medication shall have been previously prescribed to the patient for at least a three-month period.

  2.  For the purposes of this section, "maintenance medication" is and means a medication prescribed for chronic long-term conditions and that is taken on a regular, recurring basis; except that, it shall not include controlled substances, as defined in and under section 195.010.


(L. 2016 H.B. 1682 merged with H.B. 1816 merged with S.B. 608 merged with S.B. 865 & 866 merged with S.B. 973)

Effective 8-28-16 (H.B. 1682); 8-28-16 (H.B. 1816); 8-28-16 (S.B. 865 & 866); 8-28-16 (S.B. 973); *10-14-16 (S.B. 608), see § 21.250

*S.B. 608 was vetoed July 5, 2016.  The veto was overridden on September 14, 2016.

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