Alaska Administrative Code
Title 12 - Professional Regulations
Part 1 - Boards and Commissions Subject to Centralized Licensing
Chapter 40 - State Medical Board
Article 5 - Physician Assistants
Section 12 AAC 40.450 - Authority to prescribe, order, administer, and dispense medications

Universal Citation: 12 AK Admin Code 12 AAC 40.450

Current through December 14, 2023

(a) A physician assistant who prescribes, orders, administers, or dispenses controlled substances must

(1) have a current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number, valid for that handling of that controlled substance on file with the department; and

(2) comply with 12 AAC 40.976.

(b) Repealed 9/1/2007.

(c) A physician assistant with a valid DEA registration number may order, administer, dispense, and write a prescription for a schedule II, III, IV, or V controlled substance only with the authorization of the physician assistant's primary collaborating physician. The authorization must be documented in the physician assistant's current collaborative plan on file with the division.

(d) The physician assistant's authority to prescribe may not exceed that of the primary collaborating physician as documented in the collaborative plan on file with the division.

(e) A physician assistant with a valid DEA registration number may request, receive, order, or procure schedule II, III, IV, or V controlled substance supplies from a pharmaceutical distributor, warehouse, or other entity only with the authorization of the physician assistant's primary collaborating physician. If granted this authority, the physician assistant is responsible for complying with all state and federal inventory and record keeping requirements. The authorization must be documented in the physician assistant's current collaborative plan on file with the division. Within 10 days after the date of issue on the form, the physician assistant shall provide to the primary collaborating physician a copy of each DEA Form 222 official order form used to obtain controlled substances.

(f) A physician assistant may prescribe, order, administer, or dispense a medication that is not a controlled substance only with the authorization of the physician assistant's primary collaborating physician. The authorization must be documented in the physician assistant's current collaborative plan on file with the division.

(g) A graduate physician assistant licensed under this chapter may not prescribe, order, administer, or dispense a controlled substance.

(h) Termination of a collaborative plan terminates a physician assistant's authority to prescribe, order, administer, and dispense medication under that plan.

(i) A prescription written under this section by a physician assistant must include the

(1) primary collaborating physician's name;

(2) primary collaborating physician's DEA registration number;

(3) physician assistant's name; and

(4) physician assistant's DEA registration number.

(j) In this section, unless the context requires otherwise,

(1) "order" means writing instructions on an order sheet to dispense a medication to a patient from an on-site pharmacy or drug storage area; for purposes of this paragraph, "on-site pharmacy" means a secured area that provides for the storage and dispensing of controlled substances and other drugs and is located in the facility where the physician assistant is practicing;

(2) "prescription" means a written document regarding a medication prepared for transmittal to a licensed pharmacy for the dispensing of the medication;

(3) "schedule," used in conjunction with a controlled substance, means the relevant schedule of controlled substances under 21 U.S.C. 812 (Sec. 202, Federal Controlled Substances Act).

Eff. 1/13/80, Register 73; am 3/12/89, Register 109; am 4/27/97, Register 142; am 6/28/97, Register 142; am 3/16/98, Register 146; am 12/16/99, Register 152; am 10/14/2006, Register 180; am 9/1/2007, Register 183; am 3/7/2021, Register 237, April 2021

Authority:AS 08.64.100

AS 08.64.107

AS 17:30.200

Disclaimer: These regulations may not be the most recent version. Alaska may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.