Flashcards in Lecture 17: Juris Application Deck (6)
Can I receive part fills verbally on C1s?
BC explicitly states that pharmacists can receive part fills on C1 drugs verbally.
You could accept part-fills with an interval verbally for C1s that are not on a TPP. However, you are not obligated
What if a non-triplicate drug is written on a triplicate prescription?
What if a Type 2 drug is written on a triplicate prescription?
TPP suggests treating the TPP as you would for any other TPP Type 1 Drug. Once the TPP is logged on your system, you default to the federal regulations. I.e. You could transfer a BZD that has part-fills once to another pharmacy.
What if a Type 1 drug is not written on a triplicate?
Cannot fill this prescription. Request a triplicate to be faxed in.
In certain circumstances, if we can validate the authenticity and appropriateness, we may fill a verbal or “regular” prescription for a Type 1 drug BUT we will still request a TPP form from the prescriber as soon as it is reasonable for the prescriber to fax in.
Use your judgment
Are electronic signatures ever valid as the only signature on a prescription?
No. Never, at the moment. However, you may accept prescriptions faxed directly to your pharmacy from a physician's EMR. In the absence of a handwritten signature, the physician's password access to their EMR may be considered the prescriber's direct authorization
In BC, prescription written by a pharm from Alberta
out of province pharmacists are not recognized prescribers in BC
- must be written by a practitioner