The Arizona Board of Pharmacy asked the Board of Nursing to remind Arizona prescribers to follow prescribing laws when generating a prescription. Specifically, when e-prescribing, prescribers must remember to apply the order to paper that includes security features as described below.

Arizona Revised Statute 32-1968 Dispensing prescription‑only drug; prescription orders; refills; labels; misbranding; dispensing soft contact lenses states:

Dispensing prescription-only drug; prescription orders; refills; labels; misbranding; dispensing soft contact lenses

  1. A prescription-only drug shall be dispensed only under one of the following conditions:

    1. By a medical practitioner in conformance with section 32-1921.

    2. On a written prescription order bearing the prescribing medical practitioner's manual signature.

    3. On an electronically transmitted prescription order containing the prescribing medical practitioner's electronic or digital signature that is reduced promptly to writing and filed by the pharmacist.

    4. On a written prescription order generated from electronic media containing the prescribing medical practitioner's electronic or manual signature. A prescription order that contains only an electronic signature must be applied to paper that uses security features that will ensure the prescription order is not subject to any form of copying or alteration
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DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

Statement of locations where all notices of the meetings of the Arizona State Board of Nursing will be posted.

Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02(A)(1)(a), the Arizona State Board of Nursing will post all notices of the meetings of the Arizona State Board of Nursing Meetings and any of its committees and subcommittees on the Board's website at www.azbn.gov. Notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.

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