(a) A veterinarian may dispense a drug, other than a controlled substance, prescribed
by another veterinarian, including a veterinarian licensed in another state, if:
(1) failure to dispense the drug could interrupt a therapeutic regimen or cause a
patient to suffer;
(2) the prescribing veterinarian informs the dispensing veterinarian that the drug
is appropriate and necessary for the animal;
(3) the quantity of the dispensed drug does not exceed a five-day supply for each
(4) the annual total of dosage units of drugs dispensed under this subsection is not
more than five percent of the total dosage units of drugs the veterinarian dispenses
in a year; and
(5) the veterinarian maintains records of dispensing activities under this section
consistent with board rules.
(b) A veterinarian does not violate Section 801.402 by ordering a prescription drug in compliance with this section for the treatment
of an animal without first establishing a veterinarian-client-patient relationship.
(c) The board may adopt rules to implement this section.
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