Update: Photo ID Now Required for Certain Controlled Substances

In February, the NCMS provided information about General Statute 90-106.1, the law passed by the NC General Assembly during the 2011 Legislative Session that requires photo identification prior to the dispensing of certain controlled substances. Pharmacies began requesting identification on March 1, 2012.

At the request of the NCMS House of Delegates at the 2011 Annual Meeting, the Society will continue to educate members about General Statute 90-106.1. Below are a few resources that will provide updates on the law:

  • The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy (NCBOP) released frequently asked questions pertaining to the requirement for photo identification prior to dispensing certain controlled substances updated in early March 2012. This document addresses how dispensing physicians and physician assistants must comply with identification check requirements.
  • The NCBOP also provides updated memos about the controlled substances identification requirement. Click here to view the memos.
  • WRAL reported on the law and its importance.
  • WSOC-TV also reported on what the new law will bring. Click here to read the article.

 Refer to future Bulletin articles for updates on this statute and other House of Delegates actions.


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