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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 084A : Vermont Prescription Monitoring System

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 4290)
  • § 4290. Replacement prescriptions and medications

    (a) As used in this section, “replacement prescription” means an unscheduled prescription request in the event that the document on which a patient’s prescription was written or the patient’s prescribed medication is reported to the prescriber as having been lost or stolen.

    (b) When a patient or a patient’s parent or guardian requests a replacement prescription for a Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substance, the patient’s health care provider shall query the VPMS prior to writing the replacement prescription to determine whether the patient may be receiving more than a therapeutic dosage of the controlled substance.

    (c) When a health care provider writes a replacement prescription pursuant to this section, the provider shall clearly indicate as much by writing the word “REPLACEMENT” on the face of the prescription. The health care provider shall document the writing of the replacement prescription in the patient’s medical record. (Added 2013, No. 75, § 12, eff. Oct. 1, 2013.)