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Criminal Jury Instructions  

Criminal Jury Instructions

 

PRESCRIBE and PRESCRIPTION

"Prescribe" means order or designate a remedy or any preparation containing controlled substances.

"Prescription" means a written, oral or electronic order for any controlled substance or preparation from a licensed practitioner to a pharmacist for a patient.

Source:  General Statutes § 21a-240 (44) and (45) (applies to Chapter 420b:  Dependency Producing Drugs, §§ 21a-240 -- 21a-283a). Public Acts 2009, No. 09-22, § 3, modified the definition of "prescription" to include electronic orders, effective October 1, 2009.

Commentary:  See Drug Transactions in the Introduction to Drugs.

  

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