Frequently Asked Questions
- Must a pharmacy obtain permission from a patient to enter in
or access from a shared database the patient's medical and/or
- Does such permission have to be documented?
Answer: YES. The pharmacist is required to obtain
permission that is documented as a patient's express written
- What if a person refuses to have his/her information entered
into a shared database?
Answer: A consumer may refuse to have his/her
information entered into a shared database. The pharmacy that
originally filled the prescription must place a
"firewall" around the data. This "firewall"
must prevent access to patient-specific information by an
unauthorized individual at another location.
November 16, 2009