2018 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 17 - Offenses Against Public Health, Safety and Welfare
Part 4 - Drugs
§ 39-17-421. Substitution of drugs in filling prescriptions prohibited.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 39-17-421 (2018)
  • (a) Except as provided in title 53, chapter 10, part 2, it shall be unlawful for any pharmacist, or any pharmacy technician or pharmacy intern under the supervision of a pharmacist who dispenses prescriptions, drugs, and medicines, to substitute any drug or device different from the one ordered, or deviate in any manner from the requirements of an order or prescription, without the approval of the prescriber, as defined in § 63-10-204.

  • (b) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

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