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28th Legislature(2013-2014)

Bill Text 28th Legislature

00 Enrolled HB 281                                                                                                         
01 Relating to prescription of drugs by a physician without a physical examination.                                        
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03    * Section 1. AS 08.64 is amended by adding a new section to article 3 to read:                                     
04            Sec. 08.64.364. Prescription of drugs without physical examination. (a) The                                
05       board may not impose disciplinary sanctions on a physician for prescribing,                                       
06       dispensing, or administering a prescription drug to a person without conducting a                                 
07       physical examination if                                                                                           
08                 (1)  the prescription drug is                                                                           
09                      (A)  not a controlled substance; or                                                                
10                      (B)  a controlled substance and is prescribed, dispensed, or                                       
11            administered by a physician when an appropriate licensed health care provider                                
12            is present with the patient to assist the physician with examination, diagnosis,                             
13            and treatment;                                                                                               
01                 (2)  the physician is located in this state and the physician or another                                
02       licensed health care provider or physician in the physician's group practice is available                         
03       to provide follow-up care; and                                                                                    
04                 (3)  the person consents to sending a copy of all records of the                                        
05       encounter to the person's primary care provider if the prescribing physician is not the                           
06       person's primary care provider, and the physician sends the records to the person's                               
07       primary care provider.                                                                                            
08            (b)  In this section,                                                                                        
09                 (1)  "controlled substance" has the meaning given in AS 11.71.900;                                      
10                 (2)  "prescription drug" has the meaning given in AS 08.80.480;                                         
11                 (3)  "primary care provider" has the meaning given in AS 21.07.250.                                     
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