ORS 689.525¹
Out-of-state prescriptions

(1) A prescription written by a practitioner licensed in a state or territory of the United States, other than Oregon, may be filled only if the pharmacist called upon to fill such prescription determines, in the exercise of professional judgment:

(a) That it was issued pursuant to a valid patient-practitioner relationship; and

(b) That it is authentic.

(2) However, if the practitioner writing the prescription is not known to the pharmacist, the pharmacist shall obtain proof to a reasonable certainty of the validity of the prescription.

(3) The provisions of ORS 689.515 (Regulation of generic drugs) authorizing generic substitution shall not apply to prescriptions described in this section unless authorized on the prescription. [1979 c.777 §36; 1981 c.666 §10; 1987 c.108 §6; 1993 c.571 §15; 1997 c.153 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute

Former version of this sec­tion, prohibiting pharmacists from filling prescrip­tions for controlled substances, did not conflict with and was not superseded by Federal Controlled Substances Act. Nichols v. Board of Pharmacy, 61 Or App 274, 657 P2d 216 (1983), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 689

Notes of Decisions

Board of Pharmacy had authority to adopt rule making drug ephedrine available by prescrip­tion only. Northwest Connec­tion v. Board of Pharmacy, 108 Or App 320, 814 P2d 191 (1991)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of board to require retail price list of prescrip­tion drugs, (1975) Vol 37, p 345; hospital policy requiring pharmacy depart­ment to substitute therapeutically equivalent but not generically identical drugs, (1979) Vol 40, p 145; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 689—Pharmacists; Drug Outlets; Drug Sales, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors689.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 689, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­689ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information