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      RS 37:1226.4     


§1226.4. Chart orders; bidirectional transmission; renewal

            A. The institutional facility is the only party to the prescription drug chart order that shall be required to maintain a copy of the prescriber's signature unless otherwise required by federal law.

            B. Bidirectional electronic transmission of chart orders between the institutional facility and the pharmacy shall be permitted when transmission occurs in a manner that complies with rules promulgated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other federal rules or regulations.

            C. Renewal of ongoing chart orders shall be signed by the prescriber at the appropriate time interval based on facility type and federal regulation, state law, or rule. Unless otherwise indicated, chart orders shall be ongoing until such time as the practitioner discontinues the order and such discontinuation is communicated to the pharmacy.

            D. The board may promulgate rules to recognize and regulate the use of chart orders that are not otherwise specifically provided for in this Section.

            Acts 2018, No. 602, §1.

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