A. A veterinarian may issue a prescription only under the following conditions:
(1) A veterinarian-client-patient relationship exists; and
(2) The veterinarian is willing to dispense the drug for the patient.
B. A licensed veterinarian authorizing a pharmacist to dispense a veterinary prescription drug shall include the following in the prescription:
(1) The name, address, telephone number, and license number of the veterinarian;
(2) The name and address of the client;
(3) Identification of the animal, through either name or number;
(4) The species of the animal;
(5) The name, quantity, and strength of the drug;
(6) Directions for use;
(7) Cautionary statements including, if applicable, expiration date and withdrawal time for slaughter or milk withholding, or both;
(8) Date of issue;
(9) Number of refills; and
(10) The signature of the veterinarian.
C. When issuing a prescription or dispensing a drug to a client, a veterinarian shall inform the client of the most common known side effects of the drug.
D. A veterinarian or employee approved by a veterinarian may transmit prescriptions that are not controlled dangerous substances from the prescriber to a pharmacy chosen by a client, and note such action in the record of the animal belonging to the client. Acceptable methods of transmission include but are not limited to:
(1) Facsimile; or
(2) Encrypted computer transmission.
E. A veterinarian may renew a prescription issued by another veterinarian from the same hospital for a client of that hospital if the veterinarian issuing the prescription renewal is in agreement with the need to continue treatment.
F. A veterinarian may supply a veterinarian at a different veterinary hospital with a prescription drug to alleviate a shortage or supply a need, but may not fill a prescription for a client that has been written by a veterinarian who is not an employee of that hospital.
G. A veterinarian shall have examined a patient at least once during the preceding 12-month period before renewing any prescription medication for a chronic condition.If an examination has not occurred, a prescription may not be renewed.