FOOD, DRUGS, AND OIL
UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
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.
[37-2727, added 2007, ch. 250, sec. 1, p. 735; am. 2018, ch. 36, sec. 8, p. 74.]