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55 Pa. Code § 5200.42b. Clarification of the term ‘‘written’’—statement of policy.

§ 5200.42b. Clarification of the term ‘‘written’’—statement of policy.

 (a)  The term ‘‘written’’ in § §  5200.42(b)(1) and 5200.42a (relating to drugs and medications; and medication prescription—statement of policy) includes prescriptions that are handwritten or recorded and transmitted by electronic means.

 (b)  Written prescriptions transmitted by electronic means must be electronically encrypted or transmitted by other technological means designed to protect and prevent access, alteration, manipulation or use by an unauthorized person.


   The provisions of this §  5200.42b adopted August 2, 2013, effective August 3, 2013, 43 Pa.B. 4355.

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