1. An institutional dispenser may cause controlled substances to be administered or
dispensed for use on its premises or for the immediate care or treatment of a patient
lawfully being transferred in an emergency situation, as defined by rule or regulation
of the commissioner, to an alternative medical facility only pursuant to a written
order by a practitioner for medication. Such orders shall be made and preserved in the manner and form as the commissioner
shall, by regulation, prescribe.
2. An institutional dispenser may dispense controlled substances for use off its premises
only pursuant to a prescription, prepared and filed in conformity with this title,
provided, however, that, in an emergency situation as defined by rule or regulation
of the department, a practitioner in a hospital without a full-time pharmacy may dispense
controlled substances to a patient in a hospital emergency room for use off the premises
of the institutional dispenser for a period not to exceed twenty-four hours.
3. An institutional dispenser shall maintain records of all controlled substances
dispensed and administered in such manner as the commissioner shall, by regulation,
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