Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 54
PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 17
PHARMACISTS
54-1770.  notification of drug product selection for epilepsy and seizure drugs. (1) In this section:
(a)  "Anti-epileptic drug" means:
(i)   A drug used for the treatment of epilepsy; or
(ii)  A drug used to treat or prevent seizures.
(b)  "Drug product selection" means the selection of a therapeutically equivalent drug, including a generic version for the prescribed brand, a branded version for the prescribed generic, a generic version by one (1) manufacturer for a generic version by a different manufacturer.
(c)  "Epilepsy" means a neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures.
(d)  "Seizure" means an acute clinical change secondary to a brief disturbance in the electrical activity of the brain.
(2)  When a prescriber has specified that a drug is prescribed for the treatment of epilepsy or seizures, pharmacy personnel who perform drug product selections shall:
(a)  Notify the prescriber of such drug product selection via facsimile, telephone message or any other appropriate means to the prescriber’s place of business; and
(b)  Provide the patient or the patient’s representative with notification of the selection.
(3)  Nothing in this section shall delay the dispensing of a valid prescription for an anti-epileptic drug.

History:
[54-1770, added 2010, ch. 277, sec. 1, p. 717.]


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