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TITLE 37
FOOD, DRUGS, AND OIL
CHAPTER 27
UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
ARTICLE III
37-2727.  Controlled substances in opioid (narcotic) treatment programs. (1) At a facility with a controlled substance registration certificate issued by the United States department of justice, drug enforcement administration, for the operation of a narcotic treatment program, a nurse licensed under chapter 14, title 54, Idaho Code, may, pursuant to a valid order of a physician licensed under chapter 18, title 54, Idaho Code:
(a)  Prepare and administer to a patient at that facility a controlled substance whether or not a practitioner is present; and
(b)  Deliver at that facility to a patient for subsequent use by the patient off-site, take-home doses of a controlled substance, provided that:
(i)   The patient is entitled to receive take-home doses of the controlled substance;
(ii)  The take-home doses delivered by the nurse to the patient were obtained at the facility by the nurse from a locked storage area suitable to prevent unauthorized access and to ensure a proper environment for preservation of the drugs within such area; and
(iii) The take-home doses were prepared pursuant to a valid prescription drug order of the physician and were provided in a suitable container appropriately labeled for use by the patient.
(2)  A nurse acting under the authority of this section is exempt from the registration requirements imposed by this chapter.
(3)  The facility must be registered under chapter 17, title 54, Idaho Code.

History:
[37-2727, added 2007, ch. 250, sec. 1, p. 735; am. 2018, ch. 36, sec. 8, p. 74.]


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