CHAPTER 159

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 197

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PHARMACY.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

Section 1. Amend Title 24, § 2511(a) of the Delaware Code by adding the following as a new subsection (5):

“(5). Nothing contained in this chapter or in § 3315 of Title 16 of the Delaware code shall prohibit a pharmacist licensed in this State from dispensing a valid non-controlled prescription received via electronic transmission from a practitioner’s office to the prescription department.

The Board of Pharmacy may formulate such rules and regulations consistent with this act, as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of and to enforce the provisions of this section to protect patient confidentiality and electronic transmission of non-controlled prescriptions.”

Approved July 16,1999