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Frequently Asked Questions for Pharmacists on Prescriber's Death, Retirement or Loss of License

Q: If a physician retires, dies, or loses his license, may I fill a prescription written before the physician ceased practicing?

A. Yes. A physician’s (or other prescriber’s) death, retirement, or loss of license does not void prescriptions written prior to the date the physician ceased practicing. As long as, in your professional judgment, the prescription was written for a legitimate medical purpose and pursuant to a valid physician-patient relationship, you may fill the prescription and any authorized refills.


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