A licentiate [i.e. a certified nurse-midwife, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, naturopathic doctor, or pharmacist acting within the scope of his or her practice] shall dispense drugs and devices, pursuant to a lawful order or prescription. If the prescription drug or device is not in stock, the licentiate shall arrange for the patient to receive the drug or device through other means, e.g. by promptly transferring the prescription to another nearby pharmacy known to stock the prescription drug or device to ensure the patient has timely access to the drug or device.
A prescription is an oral, written, or electronic transmission that is given for the person whom ordered that includes name and address of patient, name and quantity of the drug or device prescribed, date of issue, prescriber information and notice of the condition for which the drug is prescribed if requested by the patient.
The Veterinary Medical Board has the authority to place a licensee or registrant on probation. The board may require the licensee or registrant to submit to a complete diagnostic examination by board-appointed physicians. Accordingly, if the board requires a licensee or registrant to submit to that examination, the board shall receive and consider any other report of a complete diagnostic examination given by physicians chosen by the licensee or registrant.
In reinstating a license or registration that has been revoked or suspended, the Veterinary Medical Board may impose terms and conditions to be followed by the licensee or registrant after the license or registration has been reinstated. This includes requiring the licensee or registrant to submit to a complete diagnostic examination by board-appointed physicians. If the board requires the licensee or registrant to submit to that examination, the board shall receive and consider any other report of a complete diagnostic examination given by physicians chosen by the licensee or registrant.
Any document relevant to the business operations of a licensee, and not involving medical records attributable to identifiable patients, may be inspected and copied where relevant to an investigation of a licensee by the Attorney General or other authorized investigators.
Any employer of a licensed vocational nurse shall report to the board the suspension or termination for cause of any licensed vocational nurse in its employ. This required reporting shall not constitute a waiver of confidentiality of medical records.
A pharmacist may perform a skin puncture during routine patient assessment or any other authorized procedure. A pharmacist that performs such procedures must report the results of a test to the patient and the physician designated by the patient.