Legislation

SB 575 (see companion bill AB 679) – Wisconsin

Status: Enacted
Year Introduced: 2017
Link: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/proposals/sb575

A pharmacist shall dispense every prescription using either the biological product prescribed or an interchangeable biological product, if the interchangeable biological product is lower in price to the consumer than the biological product prescribed, and shall inform the consumer of the options available in dispensing the prescription. A prescribing practitioner may indicate, by writing on the face of the prescription order or, with respect to a prescription order transmitted electronically, by designating in electronic format the phrase “No substitutions” or words of similar meaning or the initials “N.S.,” that no substitution of the biological product prescribed may be made. If such indication is made, the pharmacist shall dispense the prescription with the specific biological product prescribed.


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