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RULE §315.1Definitions - Effective September 1, 2016

The following terms in this section, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) TCSA--The Texas Controlled Substances Act (Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 481).

  (2) Advanced practice registered nurse--A registered nurse licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse on the basis of completion of an advanced educational program. The term includes a nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, and clinical nurse specialist. The term is synonymous with "advanced nurse practitioner" and "advanced practice nurse."

  (3) Day--A calendar day unless the context clearly indicates a business day.

  (4) Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)--The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

  (5) Electronic transmission--The transmission of information in electronic form such as computer to computer, electronic device to computer, e-mail, or the transmission of the exact visual image of a document by way of electronic media.

  (6) Emergency situation--A situation described in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, §1306.11(d).

  (7) Individual practitioner--A physician, dentist, veterinarian, optometrist, podiatrist, or other individual licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to dispense a controlled substance in the course of professional practice, but does not include a pharmacist, a pharmacy, or an institutional practitioner.

  (8) Institutional practitioner--A hospital or other person (other than an individual practitioner) licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to dispense a controlled substance in the course of professional practice, but does not include a pharmacy.

  (9) Locum tenen--An individual practitioner who practices in a temporary position in this state and licensed by the appropriate Texas state licensing board.

  (10) Long-term care facility (LTCF)--An establishment licensed as such by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

  (11) NDC #--A National Drug Code number.

  (12) Physician assistant--An individual licensed as such by the Texas Physician Assistant Board.

  (13) Record--A notification, order form, statement, invoice, prescription, inventory information, or other document for the acquisition or disposal of a controlled substance, precursor, or apparatus in any manner by a registrant or permit holder under a record keeping or inventory requirement of federal law, the TCSA, or this chapter.

  (14) Reportable prescription--A prescription for a controlled substance:

    (A) listed in Schedule II through V; and

    (B) not excluded from this chapter by a rule adopted under the TCSA, §481.0761(b).

  (15) Temporary controlled substances registration (TCSR)--A controlled substances registration issued to a locum tenen or a health practitioner for a period of time not to exceed 90 days.

Source Note: The provisions of this §315.1 adopted to be effective March 10, 2016, 41 TexReg 1690

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