By part-time civilian graduate licensed pharmacists.
By dispensing physicians.
b. Trained pharmacy specialists, either enlisted or civilian, may be used in
pharmacies provided they function under the direct supervision of graduate licensed
pharmacists, dispensing physicians, or dispensing dentists.
Section II. STEPS INVOLVED IN FILLING/REFILLING A PRESCRIPTION
STEPS INVOLVED IN FILLING A PRESCRIPTION
The procedural steps stated and discussed below are a detailed explanation
of the tasks and subtasks which can be performed to fill a prescription. Your
pharmacy has set procedures for filling prescriptions. You should read and
study these procedures to meet the needs of your pharmacy and to ensure
safety of your patients.
a. Receive the Prescription.
(1) Greet the patient. Professional behavior and positive interpersonal
relationships must be maintained at all times.
(2) Check the eligibility of the patient. The patient's ID card should be
checked to ensure his/her identity. Eligibility of the patient to have the prescription filled
is determined by AR 40-3.
prescription must contain the patient's name and address or telephone number except
prescriptions for controlled substances that must contain the patient's address. On all
prescriptions for children 12 years of age and under, it is recommended that the age be
written on the prescription. The prescriber will be consulted when a prescription is
illegible or incomplete.
(4) Check for authorization of the prescriber. DD Form 577 (Signature
Card) or some other means of identification should be maintained on all persons
authorized by the commander to write prescriptions. Use extreme caution to detect
forgeries and unauthorized prescriptions. A signature file card is not required, but it is