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  • Physician Dispensing in Texas 2019

    Posted in News on Jul 18, 2019

    While point of care dispensing is legal in almost every state, Texas has long been one of the major exceptions.  According to Chapter 169 of the Texas Medical Board Rules and Chapter 158 of the Texas Occupations Code, doctors may not "provide, dispense or distribute” prescription medications directly from drugs their office or clinic, with an exception that physicians may do so to respond to a patient's acute condition where a patient requires these drugs immediately.  This exception is limited to situations in which there is a patient need to access medication before she or he is able to obta...