2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-509d. Transcription and execution of verbal medication orders.
Sec. 19a-509d. Transcription and execution of verbal medication orders.
When a physician or other authorized prescriber conveys a medication order to a licensed
pharmacist by verbal means for a patient in a health care facility licensed pursuant to
this chapter, or for a client in a facility operated or licensed by the Department of Mental
Retardation, such order shall be received and immediately committed to writing in the
patient's or client's chart by the pharmacist. Any order so written may be acted upon
by the facility's nurses and physician assistants with the same authority as if the order
were received directly from the prescriber. Any order conveyed in this manner shall be
countersigned by the prescriber within twenty-four hours unless otherwise provided by
state or federal law or regulations.
History: P.A. 94-124 made section applicable to facilities of the department of mental retardation.
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