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Prescriptions: Form and content. Electronic data intermediaries - Conn. Gen. Stat. § 20-614

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Connecticut permits the oral, written, or electronic transmission of prescriptions to pharmacies.

Upon receiving and oral or electronic prescription for a drug or device, pharmacies must create a written or electronic record if the prescription is (1) dispensed for outpatient use or (2) for a hospital employee, their spouse, or dependent child. The record must include (1) the prescribing party’s name and address; (2) the prescription date; (3) the name, dose, and strength of the drug; (4) the patient’s name; (6) the direction for using the drug or device; (7) cautionary statements; and (8) number of authorized refills or a notation that the prescription may not be refilled.

Practitioners and pharmacies may use an approved “electronic data intermediary” (Intermediary) to transmit prescriptions and other communications regarding a patient’s care. Intermediaries may not alter communications and may only archive information if necessary to audit or secure the transmissions. Intermediaries must maintain the privacy and confidentiality of archived information, in compliance with federal and state law, and may not keep the information upon completion of the audit.

The Commissioner of Consumer Protection must establish regulations for approving Intermediaries. These regulations must address prescription data transmission and retention procedures and mechanisms to ensure the privacy and security of data. 


Current as of June 2015