Comment: Free Samples of Prescription Codes.

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Free Samples of Prescription Codes.

Insurance: Medical practitioners need licenses for government program purposes. Prescriptions need codes for insurance billing purposes.

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE, SECTION 11150-11180 California, USA (sample only; not for resale)

11150. No person other than a physician, dentist, podiatrist, or
veterinarian, or naturopathic doctor acting pursuant to Section
3640.7 of the Business and Professions Code, or pharmacist acting
within the scope of a project authorized under Article 1 (commencing
with Section 128125) of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of Division 107 or within
the scope of either Section 4052.1 or 4052.2 of the Business and
Professions Code, a registered nurse acting within the scope of a
project authorized under Article 1 (commencing with Section 128125)
of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of Division 107, a certified nurse-midwife
acting within the scope of Section 2746.51 of the Business and
Professions Code, a nurse practitioner acting within the scope of
Section 2836.1 of the Business and Professions Code, a physician
assistant acting within the scope of a project authorized under
Article 1 (commencing with Section 128125) of Chapter 3 of Part 3 of
Division 107 or Section 3502.1 of the Business and Professions Code,
a naturopathic doctor acting within the scope of Section 3640.5 of
the Business and Professions Code, or an optometrist acting within
the scope of Section 3041 of the Business and Professions Code, or an
out-of-state prescriber acting pursuant to Section 4005 of the
Business and Professions Code shall write or issue a prescription.

11150.6. Notwithstanding Section 11150.5 or subdivision (a) of
Section 11054, methaqualone, its salts, isomers, and salts of its
isomers shall be deemed to be classified in Schedule I for the
purposes of this chapter.

11151. A prescription written by an unlicensed person lawfully
practicing medicine pursuant to Section 2065 of the Business and
Professions Code, shall be filled only at a pharmacy maintained in
the hospital which employs such unlicensed person.

11152. No person shall write, issue, fill, compound, or dispense a
prescription that does not conform to this division.

11153. (a) A prescription for a controlled substance shall only be
issued for a legitimate medical purpose by an individual practitioner
acting in the usual course of his or her professional practice. The
responsibility for the proper prescribing and dispensing of
controlled substances is upon the prescribing practitioner, but a
corresponding responsibility rests with the pharmacist who fills the
prescription. Except as authorized by this division, the following
are not legal prescriptions: (1) an order purporting to be a
prescription which is issued not in the usual course of professional
treatment or in legitimate and authorized research; or (2) an order
for an addict or habitual user of controlled substances, which is
issued not in the course of professional treatment or as part of an
authorized narcotic treatment program, for the purpose of providing
the user with controlled substances, sufficient to keep him or her
comfortable by maintaining customary use.
(b) Any person who knowingly violates this section shall be
punished by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170
of the Penal Code, or in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by
a fine not exceeding twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), or by both
that fine and imprisonment.
(c) No provision of the amendments to this section enacted during
the second year of the 1981-82 Regular Session shall be construed as
expanding the scope of practice of a pharmacist.

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