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GOVERNOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR COUNTIES IN THE WESTERN NY; ALLOWS THE TRANSFER OF PERSCRIPTIONS FROM PHARMACIES; PHYSICIANS TO WRITE PRESCRIPTION PRIOR TO EXPIRATION OF SUPPLY
Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order declaring a disaster for counties in western New York due to the snow storm and has waived the requirement to allow physicians and other licensed practitioners to prescribe, and a licensed pharmacist to dispense, a controlled substance more than seven days prior to the date the previously dispensed supply would have been exhausted if the patient’s supply has been destroyed, made unusable or made inaccessible due to the emergency.   The order also allows a pharmacist to dispense a non-controlled prescription drug to a patient whose access to previously dispensed non-controlled prescription drug has been directly affected by the disaster emergency , if the pharmacist, through the use of a shared database can verify the authenticity of the prescription and the prescription indicates authorized refills.   Counties included in the Governor’s disaster emergency are:  Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Franklin, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, Wyoming and contiguous counties.  The order is in effect through December 1, 2014. 

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ERIE COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY OFFICE CLOSED : FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST

Due to current weather conditions, our office will be closed Today, Friday, November 21st. 

If you have any questions or concerns that need to be addressed immediately, please email Emily McMullen at mcmullene@wnydocs.org

Thank you for your understanding.

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