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Full Text of SB1227  95th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning regulation.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Pharmacy Practice Act of 1987 is amended by
5 changing Section 26 as follows:
6     (225 ILCS 85/26)
7     (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008)
8     Sec. 26. Anti-epileptic drug product selection prohibited.
9     (a) The General Assembly finds that this Section is
10 necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace,
11 health, and safety.
12     (b) In this Section:
13     "Anti-epileptic drug means (i) any drug prescribed for the
14 treatment of epilepsy or (ii) a drug used to treat or prevent
15 seizures.
16     "Epilepsy" means a neurological condition characterized by
17 recurrent seizures.
18     "Seizure" means a brief disturbance in the electrical
19 activity of the brain.
20     (c) A When the prescribing physician has indicated on the
21 original prescription "dispense as written" or "may not
22 substitute", a pharmacist may not interchange an
23 anti-epileptic drug or formulation of an anti-epileptic drug



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1 for the treatment of epilepsy without notification and the
2 documented consent of the prescribing physician and the patient
3 or the patient's parent, legal guardian, or spouse.
4 (Source: P.A. 94-936, eff. 6-26-06.)
5     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
6 becoming law.