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Kansas News: Physicians Writing Prescriptions for Themselves and Family Members

Topics: Prescribing authority

Published in the March 2006 Kansas State Board of Pharmacy Newsletter

In Kansas, there is no prohibition against physicians writing prescriptions for themselves or family members, either for controlled or noncontrolled drugs, as long as the physician has an “Active” or “Exempt” license. They should, however, keep an adequate record (K.A.R. 100-24-1). Those with an “Inactive” license cannot engage in any practice, including writing prescriptions for themselves or family members.