(c) No prescription may be renewed except as designated on the
An accurate record of renewal refill
dispensing shall be 10
maintained showing the date and amount.
No prescription may be renewed refilled
unless the requirements of sub. (1) 12
and, if applicable, sub. (1m) have been met and written, oral,
authorization has been given by the prescribing practitioner.
Unless the prescribing
2practitioner has specified in the prescription order that dispensing a prescribed drug
3in an initial amount followed by periodic refills as specified in the prescription order
4is medically necessary, a pharmacist may exercise his or her professional judgment
5to dispense varying quantities of the prescribed drug per fill up to the total number
6of dosage units authorized by the prescribing practitioner in the prescription order
7including any refills, subject to par. (b).
(b) 1. The authority of a pharmacist under par. (a) to dispense 10
varying quantities of a drug applies only with respect to the refills, if any, specified 11
in the prescription order and does not apply with respect to the initial quantity 12
specified in the prescription order, except that a pharmacist may dispense a varying 13
initial quantity of a drug using that authority if such quantity of that drug was 14
previously dispensed to the patient in the previous 2-year period under an earlier 15
2. The authority of a pharmacist under par. (a) to dispense varying quantities 17
of a drug does not apply with respect to controlled substances.
3. A pharmacist may not use the authority under par. (a) to dispense varying 19
quantities of a drug to dispense more than a 90-day supply of a drug in a single fill 20