1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Public Health
  4. Article 33: Controlled Substances
  5. Title 4: Dispensing to Ultimate Users


Section 3342 Dispensing and administering by institutional dispensers

Public Health (PBH)

1. An institutional dispenser may cause controlled substances to be administered or dispensed for use on its premises or for the immediate care or treatment of a patient lawfully being transferred in an emergency situation, as defined by rule or regulation of the commissioner, to an alternative medical facility only pursuant to a written order by a practitioner for medication. Such orders shall be made and preserved in the manner and form as the commissioner shall, by regulation, prescribe.

  2. An institutional dispenser may dispense controlled substances for use off its premises only pursuant to a prescription, prepared and filed in conformity with this title, provided, however, that, in an emergency situation as defined by rule or regulation of the department, a practitioner in a hospital without a full-time pharmacy may dispense controlled substances to a patient in a hospital emergency room for use off the premises of the institutional dispenser for a period not to exceed twenty-four hours.

  3. An institutional dispenser shall maintain records of all controlled substances dispensed and administered in such manner as the commissioner shall, by regulation, require.