Louisiana Physician Dispensing Laws & Regulations
Note: PharmaLink has compiled the information below for reference only. State dispensing regulations change frequently and we recommend consulting an attorney or your state medical or pharmacy board with specific questions or to verify your eligibility to dispense.
Physicians who wish to dispense medications in Louisiana must register with the state as a dispensing physician and pay the registration fee (currently $75). Dispenses of controlled medications are limited to a 48-hour supply. Before applying for a dispensing permit, physicians should read the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiner’s dispensing rules here. Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) are allowed to hand prepackaged medications to the patient (“distribute”).
Mid-level dispensing (PA dispensing and NP dispensing) varies from state to state, even in states where physicians may dispense. If you are unsure whether or not you may dispense in your state, please contact us for more information.
Dispensing medications to your patients in Louisiana offers numerous benefits, including generating additional revenue, improving patient compliance and satisfaction, and reduced pharmacy callbacks, freeing up your staff for other tasks. Patients love saving money and a trip to the pharmacy!
PharmaLink offers a turnkey physician dispensing solution for Louisiana physicians and other practitioners, making it quick and easy to set up your own in-office dispensary. We provide all the medications, equipment, and software needed to dispense; all you provide is an internet-connected computer and black and white printer. Our knowledgeable staff will help you every step of the way to ensure your program is successful. You can learn more about our Cash and Carry Dispensing, Workers’ Compensation Dispensing, and Insurance Billing dispensing solutions at the links provided.
If you are planning to carry controlled substances, you can rest easy. PharmaLink’s software automatically captures and submits all required information to state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) on behalf of our customers in all states where we currently operate.
If you have specific questions about dispensing regulations in Louisiana or our services, or if you’re ready to get started, you can contact us here and a PharmaLink representative will reach out to you shortly.