View Full Version : Ryan Haight Law passes houe (finally)
April 3rd, 2008, 06:39 PM
Anyone havea good lawyer to explain this ?
If you want to just skip to the bill with allthe changes here it is:
IF they are tryng to pass this law, means it was 100% legal before....Hmmm
Telemedicince seems to be legal if all guidlines followed. Im reading now, curious for comments
April 3rd, 2008, 10:43 PM
(2) Examples of activities that violate paragraph (1) include, but are not limited to, knowingly or intentionally--
`(A) delivering, distributing, or dispensing a controlled substance by means of the Internet by an online pharmacy that is not validly registered with a modification authorizing such activity as required by section 303(f) (unless exempt from such registration);
`(B) writing a prescription for a controlled substance for the purpose of delivery, distribution, or dispensation by means of the Internet in violation of section 309(e);
`(C) serving as an agent, intermediary, or other entity that causes the Internet to be used to bring together a buyer and seller to engage in the dispensing of a controlled substance in a manner not authorized by sections 303(f) or 309(e);
They're making sure they address the affiliate marketers.
April 3rd, 2008, 10:54 PM
I'm no lawyer, but it seems like they are leaving the door open for NONcontrolled meds like tramadol, soma, etc. ???
April 3rd, 2008, 11:43 PM
The term `valid prescription' means a prescription that is issued for a legitimate medical purpose in the usual course of professional practice by--
`(i) a practitioner who has conducted at least 1 in-person medical evaluation of (B) the patient; or
`(ii) a covering practitioner.
The term `covering practitioner' means, with respect to a patient, a practitioner who conducts a medical evaluation (other than an in-person medical evaluation) at the request of a practitioner who--
`(i) has conducted at least 1 in-person medical evaluation of the patient or an evaluation of the patient through the practice of telemedicine, within the previous 24 months; and
`(ii) is temporarily unavailable to conduct the evaluation of the patient.
1) So this looks like a handoff from the main doctor to another doctor is legal if the main doctor has seen the patient at least 24 months prior.
2) Yes it does appear that non controlled are being let slide at this point as this law is only for controlled.
April 4th, 2008, 03:03 PM
not callcenters ?
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