Emergency Proclamation - August 30, 2017

The Emergency Procedures passed on August 30, 2017 will also apply to individuals affected by Hurricane Irma.

Pursuant to an Emergency Telephonic Meeting of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy held on August 30, 2017.

Whereas,   The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy is charged with the protection of the public health as it relates to patient safety, patient health, patient access, and patient services and:

Whereas,   the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey has displaced numerous citizens of the States of Texas and Louisiana;

Whereas,   as our neighboring citizens face unthinkable destruction, we should offer our help in trying to ease the burden and protect the health of evacuees that may be coming into Mississippi with only the clothes on their backs;

Be it resolved that,   in the event that a pharmacist received a request for a prescription refill and the pharmacist is unable to obtain refill authorization from the prescriber, the pharmacist may dispense a one-time, 30 day supply, emergency refill of the prescribed NON-CONTROLLED medication, provided that;

1. The prescription is not for a medicinal drug listed as a Scheduled Control Substance;
2. The medication is essential to the maintenance of life or to the continuation of therapy;
3. The pharmacist must use his or her professional judgement, the interruption of therapy might reasonably produce undesirable health consequences or may cause physical or mental discomfort;
4. The pharmacist properly records the dispensing; and
5. The dispensing pharmacist notifies the prescriber of the emergency dispensing with a reasonable time after the one-time emergency refill dispensing.

Be it resolved that, this resolution is effective immediately, August 30, 2017, through September 21, 2017.

Article Date:   8/30/2017    |   Expiration Date:   10/21/2021

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