ORS 689.655
Power to administer drugs and devices

  • rules

A pharmacist may administer a drug or device if the pharmacist is acting:


Under the direction of or pursuant to a lawful prescription or order issued by a licensed practitioner acting within the scope of the practitioner’s practice; and


In accordance with the rules adopted by the State Board of Pharmacy regarding the administration of drugs and devices. [1999 c.350 §3e; 2009 c.326 §5]
Note: Section 3f, chapter 350, Oregon Laws 1999, provides:
Sec. 3f. Nothing in this 1999 Act shall be construed to allow a pharmacist to prescribe drugs or to dispense or administer any drug or device that requires a prescription without a prescription or order of a practitioner authorized to prescribe drugs. [1999 c.350 §3f]
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Notes of Decisions

Board of Pharmacy had authority to adopt rule making drug ephedrine available by prescription only. Northwest Connection v. Board of Pharmacy, 108 Or App 320, 814 P2d 191 (1991)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of board to require retail price list of prescription drugs, (1975) Vol 37, p 345; hospital policy requiring pharmacy department to substitute therapeutically equivalent but not generically identical drugs, (1979) Vol 40, p 145; licensing requirements for hospital technicians employed by state correctional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188


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