Effective date: 1/1/1977

    For the purpose of authorizing an oral prescription of a controlled substance listed in Schedule II of the Federal Controlled Substance Act, the term “emergency situation” means those situations in which the prescribing practitioner determines:
    (1) That immediate administration of the controlled substance is necessary, for proper treatment of the intended ultimate user; and,
    (2) That no appropriate alternative treatment is available, including administration of a drug which is not a controlled substance under Schedule II of the Act; and,
    (3) That it is not reasonably possible for the prescribing practitioner to provide a written prescription to be presented to the person dispensing the substance, prior to the dispensing.
Rulemaking Authority 893.04(1)(f) FS. Law Implemented 893.04(1)(f) FS. History—New 1-1-77, Formerly 10D-46.11, 10D-46.011.