Codifying and consolidating acts
"Secretary." The Secretary of Health of the Commonwealth. Powers and duties of agency (Deleted by amendment). "Regional." A geographic area that includes more than one county. L.130, No.48), known as the Health Care Facilities Act. "Public switched telephone network." The network of equipment, lines and controls assembled to establish communication paths between calling and called parties in North America.
(2) The temporary regulations issued by each licensing board shall not be subject to: (i) Sections 201, 202 and 203 of the act of July 31, 1968 (P. (2) A synthetic narcotic that has opiate-like effects but is not derived from opium. "Provider." A person that provides service to the public for a fee that includes 911 communications service, including, but not limited to, a local exchange carrier, a wireless provider, a prepaid wireless provider, a Vo IP provider or a provider of next generation 911 or successor services. "Public agency." Any of the following: (1) The Commonwealth.
In evaluating such risks, the practitioner shall access the system to determine whether an unusual or suspect pattern for the prescribing of controlled substances containing opioids to the patient has been reported to the system. (2) Procedures to record the voluntary nonopioid directive form in the patient's medical record or, if available, the patient's interoperable electronic medical record and in the system. "Prescriber." A person that is licensed, registered or otherwise authorized to distribute, dispense or administer a controlled substance, other drug or device in the course of professional practice or research in this Commonwealth. (2) The bureau shall transmit notice of the availability of the form to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. (2) Except as set forth in subsection (b) and subject to section 52A04(c)(1), prescribe to a minor more than a seven-day supply of a controlled substance containing an opioid. "Vo IP provider." Interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol provider.
If a practitioner reasonably believes that a patient is at risk for substance misuse or abuse or a practitioner believes in the practitioner's expert medical opinion that for any other reason the nonopioid directive is appropriate, the practitioner shall sign the form. (a) Adoption of guidelines.--The department shall adopt and publish guidelines for the implementation of the voluntary nonopioid directive form. (3) Requirements and procedures for a patient to appoint a duly authorized guardian or health care proxy to override a previously filed voluntary nonopioid directive form and circumstances under which an attending practitioner may override a previously filed voluntary nonopioid directive form based on documented medical judgment which shall be recorded in the patient's medical record. (b) Exception.--Notwithstanding subsection (a)(1), a prescriber may prescribe to a minor more than a seven-day supply of a controlled substance containing an opioid if any of the following apply: (1) In the professional medical judgment of the prescriber, more than a seven-day supply of a controlled substance containing an opioid is required to stabilize the minor's acute medical condition. (a) Requirements.--Except as set forth in subsection (b), before issuing a minor the first prescription in a single course of treatment for a controlled substance containing an opioid, regardless of whether the dosage is modified during that course of treatment, a prescriber shall do all of the following: (1) Assess whether the minor has taken or is currently taking prescription drugs for treatment of a substance use disorder. "Vo IP service." Interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol service. (a) Powers and duties of agency.--The agency shall have the following powers and duties: (1) To adopt rules and regulations as necessary to enforce this chapter.
(b) Publication.--The department shall publish the guidelines in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and on its publicly accessible Internet website. (a) Practitioner exemption.--No practitioner or employee of a practitioner acting in good faith shall be subject to criminal or civil liability or be considered to have engaged in unprofessional conduct for failing to offer or administer a prescription or medication order for a controlled substance containing an opioid under the voluntary nonopioid directive form. Notwithstanding any other provision of law or regulation, a licensing board may limit, condition or suspend the license of or assess a fine against a practitioner who recklessly or negligently fails to comply with a patient's voluntary nonopioid directive form. The notice was published February 4, 2017, at 47 Pa. (iii) The dangers of taking a controlled substance containing an opioid with benzodiazepines, alcohol or other central nervous system depressants. 201.57(c)(18) (relating to specific requirements on content and format of labeling for human prescription drug and biological products described in § 201.56(b)(1)) deemed necessary by the prescriber. "Wireless E-911 State plan." (Deleted by amendment). "Wireless provider." A person engaged in the business of providing wireless service to end-use subscribers in this Commonwealth, including resellers. The term does not include prepaid wireless telecommunications service. L.633, No.181), known as the Regulatory Review Act.
(c) Written prescriptions.--A written prescription that is presented at an outpatient pharmacy or a prescription that is electronically transmitted to an outpatient pharmacy shall be presumed to be valid for the purposes of this section, and a pharmacist in an outpatient setting shall not be held in violation of this section for dispensing a controlled substance containing an opioid or other controlled substance in contradiction to a voluntary nonopioid directive form, except upon evidence that the pharmacist acted knowingly against the voluntary nonopioid directive form. (b) Representative exemption.--No person acting as a representative or an agent under a health care proxy shall be subject to criminal or civil liability for making a decision under section 5204(a)(3) (relating to guidelines) in good faith. (iv) Other information in the patient counseling information section of the labeling for controlled substances containing an opioid required under 21 C. (3) Obtain written consent for the prescription from the minor's parent or guardian or from an authorized adult. "Wireless E-911 surcharge." (Deleted by amendment). "Wireless service." Commercial mobile radio service as defined under section 332(d) of the Communications Act of 1934 (48 Stat. "Wireless service customer." A person who is billed for wireless service by a wireless provider or who purchases prepaid wireless telecommunications service within this Commonwealth. (2) To publish guidelines and application procedures for the collection and distribution of fees collected under this chapter.