PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.5658 Prescription of controlled substance; immunity from administrative and civil liability.
A physician who, as part of a medical treatment plan for a patient with reduced life expectancy due to advanced illness, prescribes for that patient a controlled substance that is included in schedules 2 to 5 under part 72 and that is a narcotic drug is immune from administrative and civil liability based on prescribing the controlled substance if the prescription is given in good faith and with the intention to treat a patient with reduced life expectancy due to advanced illness or alleviate the patient's pain, or both, and all of the following are met:
(a) The prescription is for a legitimate legal and professionally recognized therapeutic purpose.
(b) Prescribing the controlled substance is within the scope of practice of the physician.
(c) The physician holds a valid license under article 7 to prescribe controlled substances.
History: Add. 1996, Act 594, Eff. Mar. 31, 1997
Am. 2001, Act 237, Eff. Jan. 8, 2002
Popular Name: Act 368
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