Alaska Statutes Sec. 08.64.364 - Prescription of Drugs Without Physical Examination

(a) The board may not impose disciplinary sanctions on a physician for prescribing, dispensing, or administering a prescription drug to a person without conducting a physical examination if

(1) the prescription drug is

(A) not a controlled substance; or

(B) a controlled substance and is prescribed, dispensed, or administered by a physician when an appropriate licensed health care provider is present with the patient to assist the physician with examination, diagnosis, and treatment;

(2) the physician is located in this state and the physician or another licensed health care provider or physician in the physician's group practice is available to provide follow-up care; and

(3) the person consents to sending a copy of all records of the encounter to the person's primary care provider if the prescribing physician is not the person's primary care provider, and the physician sends the records to the person's primary care provider.

(b) In this section,

(1) "controlled substance" has the meaning given in AS 11.71.900 ;

(2) "prescription drug" has the meaning given in AS 08.80.480 ;

(3) "primary care provider" has the meaning given in AS 21.07.250 .

Section: 08.64.364  08.64.365  08.64.366  08.64.367  08.64.368  08.64.369    Next

Last modified: November 15, 2016