(a) Prior to prescribing a biological product, as defined in § 20-619, a prescribing practitioner shall discuss with the patient or a representative of the patient the treatment methods, alternatives to and risks associated with the use of such biological product. The prescribing practitioner shall inform the patient that he or she may opt to sign for delivery of the biological product. The prescribing practitioner shall document such discussion in the patient’s medical record not later than twenty-four hours after such discussion has taken place. This section shall not apply to hospital inpatients, emergency care, F.D.A. approved vaccines, blood or blood components.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 20-619a
- Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
(b) The patient or a representative of the patient may make a request of the pharmacy that the patient or representative be present to sign for delivery of the interchangeable biological product. The patient or representative of the patient may rescind such request at any time by notifying the pharmacy of such rescission.