(1) Topical medication prescribed for a patient on a specific or standing basis by a licensed medical practitioner with prescriptive authority must be obtained by the patient or an authorized representative from a licensed Montana pharmacy.

(2) All prescribed topical medications:

(a) must be stored at the clinician's place of business in compliance with proper storage guidelines under Title 37, chapter 7, MCA, or as otherwise developed by the Board of Pharmacy, or as noted by the pharmacist;

(b) must be returned to the patient's possession at the termination of the course of treatment with the patient; and

(c) may not be transferred to or used in treatment of any other patient.

(3) All topical medications must be administered by the clinician as prescribed and in accordance with any pharmacy guidelines given with the topical medication.


History: 37-24-201, 37-24-202, MCA; IMP, 37-24-107, 37-24-108, MCA; NEW, 2005 MAR p. 447, Eff. 4/1/05; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 1743, Eff. 10/5/19.