1. Official New York state prescription forms shall be prepared and issued by the
department in the manner and detail as the commissioner in consultation with the commissioner
of education may, by regulation, require, and, each form shall be serialized. Such forms shall be furnished to practitioners authorized to write such prescriptions
and to institutional dispensers. Such prescription blanks shall not be transferable.
3. The commissioner in consultation with the commissioner of education is hereby authorized
and empowered to make rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this article, with
respect to the retention or filing of such official New York state prescription forms,
electronic prescriptions and out-of-state prescriptions, including information required
to be filed with the department, the maximum number of official prescription forms
which may be issued at any one time, the manner in which such forms shall be issued,
the period of time after issuance by the department that such form shall remain valid
for use, and the manner in which practitioners associated with institutional dispensers
may use such forms, or any other matter of procedure or detail necessary to effectuate
or clarify the provisions of this section and to secure proper and effective enforcement
of the provisions of this article.
4. Upon a finding by the commissioner that a person has willfully failed to comply
with the provisions of this article, the commissioner may revoke, cancel or withhold
official New York state prescription forms which have been issued or for which application
has been made.
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