|(a) Schedule II Prescriptions.
(1) Except as provided by subsection (e) of this section,
a practitioner, as defined in the TCSA, §481.002(39)(A), must
issue a written prescription for a Schedule II controlled substance
only on an official Texas prescription form or through an electronic
prescription that meets all requirements of the TCSA. This subsection
also applies to a prescription issued in an emergency situation.
(2) A practitioner who issues a written prescription
for any quantity of a Schedule II controlled substance must complete
an official prescription form.
(3) A practitioner may issue multiple written prescriptions
authorizing a patient to receive up to a 90-day supply of a Schedule
II controlled substance provided:
(A) each prescription is issued for a legitimate medical
purpose by a practitioner acting in the usual course of professional
(B) the practitioner provides written instructions
on each prescription, other than the first prescription if the practitioner
intends for that prescription to be filled immediately, indicating
the earliest date on which a pharmacy may dispense each prescription;
(C) the practitioner concludes that providing the patient
with multiple prescriptions in this manner does not create an undue
risk of diversion or abuse.
(4) A schedule II prescription must be dispensed no
later than 21 days after the date of issuance or, if the prescription
is part of a multiple set of prescriptions, issued on the same day,
no later than 21 days after the earliest date on which a pharmacy
may dispense the prescription as indicated on each prescription.
(b) Schedules III through V Prescriptions.
(1) A practitioner, as defined in the TCSA, §481.002(39)(A),
(C), (D), may use prescription forms and order forms through individual
sources. A practitioner may issue, or allow to be issued by a person
under the practitioner's direction or supervision, a Schedule III
through V controlled substance on a prescription form for a valid
medical purpose and in the course of medical practice.
(2) Schedule III through V prescriptions may be refilled
up to five times within six months after date of issuance.
(c) Electronic prescription. A practitioner is permitted
to issue and to dispense an electronic controlled substance prescription
only in accordance with the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations,
Title 21, Part 1311.
(d) Controlled substance prescriptions may not be postdated.
(e) Advanced practice registered nurses or physician
assistants may only use the official prescription forms issued with
their name, address, phone number, and DEA numbers, and the delegating
physician's name and DEA number.