SENATE BILL No. 25
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 25-26-13-16.2.
Synopsis: Notification of substitution for epileptic drugs. Requires a
pharmacist to notify the prescribing physician and inform the patient
if the pharmacist selects a drug other than the brand name drug listed
on an antiepileptic drug prescription.
Effective: July 1, 2011.
January 5, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)
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SENATE BILL No. 25
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
professions and occupations.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 25-26-13-16.2; (11)IN0025.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 25-26-13-16.2 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 16.2. (a) As used in this section,
"antiepileptic drug" means a drug that is used for one (1) of the
(1) The treatment of epilepsy.
(2) The treatment or prevention of seizures.
(b) If a pharmacist is filling a prescription for an antiepileptic
drug and the pharmacist selects a product, including an equivalent
generic drug, other than the brand name drug specified on the
prescription, the pharmacist shall do the following:
(1) Notify the prescriber of the drug product selection made
by the pharmacist.
(2) Inform the patient or the patient's representative of the
drug product selection.
(c) The pharmacist may not unreasonably delay dispensing a
valid prescription for an antiepileptic drug on the sole basis of not
having yet made the notification required under subsection (b)(1).