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Internet and Telephone Prescribing and Dispensing

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society opposes the practice of prescribing drugs to individuals the physician has not personally examined based solely on answers to a set of questions, as is common in Internet or toll-free telephone prescribing, except in certain circumstances such as admission orders for a newly hospitalized patient, prescribing for a patient of another physician for whom the prescriber is taking call, or continuing medication on a short-term basis for a new patient prior to the patient’s first appointment.

(Substitute Resolution 18-2000, adopted 11/12/00)
(revised, Report R-2006, Item 10, adopted 10/29/2006)
(reaffirmed, Report H-2011, Item 3-49, adopted 10/23/2011)