PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
54-1739. prospective drug review and counseling. (1) Before dispensing any prescription, a pharmacist shall complete a prospective drug review as defined in section 54–1705, Idaho Code.
(2) Before dispensing a prescription for a new medication, or when otherwise deemed necessary or appropriate, a pharmacist shall counsel the patient or caregiver. In addition to the counseling requirements provided in section 54–1705, Idaho Code, counseling shall include such supplemental written materials as required by law or as are customary in that practice setting. For refills or renewed prescriptions, a pharmacist or a technician shall extend an offer to counsel the patient or caregiver. If such offer is accepted, a pharmacist shall provide such counseling as necessary or appropriate in the professional judgment of the pharmacist. All counseling and offers to counsel shall be face to face with the patient or caregiver when possible, but if not possible, then a reasonable effort shall be made to contact the patient or caregiver. Nothing in this section shall require a pharmacist to provide counseling when a patient or caregiver refuses such counseling or when counseling is otherwise impossible. Patient counseling shall not be required for inpatients of a hospital or institutional facility when licensed health care professionals administer the medication.
(3) This section shall apply to all registered and licensed pharmacies, including mail service pharmacies. In cases of prescriber dispensing, the prescriber shall perform the prospective drug review and counseling consistent with the provisions of this section.
[54-1739, added 2011, ch. 263, sec. 2, p. 708.]