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      RS 37:1229     


§1229.  Records of prescription; retention; inspection

A.  There shall be kept in every pharmacy a suitable book, file, or electronic record keeping system in which shall be preserved, for a period of not less than two years, or such longer period as may be mandated by other applicable law or regulation, a record of every prescription filled, compounded, or dispensed.  Such book, file, or electronic record of prescriptions shall be open to inspection by the board or its authorized agents or employees during hours of operation.

B.  Records maintained electronically pursuant to this Section shall contain all information required in a manual records system.  The electronic record keeping system shall be capable of producing a hard copy printout of the prescription record within seventy-two hours of request.

C.  The board shall not impose stricter record keeping requirements on electronic files than those requirements imposed on manual systems.

D.  As used in this Section, "electronic record keeping system" means a system, including machines, methods of organization, and procedures, that provides input, storage, processing, communications, output, and control functions for digitized representations of original prescriptions.

Acts 1999, No. 269, §1; Acts 1999, No. 767, §§1, 3.

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