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Information concerning filling of evacuee prescriptions

The Alabama Department of Senior Services has received numerous calls regarding the emergency supply of medications available as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

There is a lot of confusion and misinformation circulating.

Under state law, a pharmacist can refill prescriptions in emergency situations, but they must contact a physician for authorization/verification/documentation within 72 hours.

As a result of the events of last week’s hurricane, pharmacists may refill prescriptions for EVACUEES ONLY and will have 30 days to contact a physician (instead of 72 hours). These medications are NOT “free” and professional discretion may be applied by pharmacists as needed.

It’s important to know that: this provision applies to EVACUEES only.  Evacuees may need to show a driver’s license or other documentation as proof of residence.

This provision is not limited to Medicaid or other public benefit recipients. ANY evacuee should have access to life-sustaining therapies.

This “emergency supply” is NOT a “free” supply of medications. AGAIN, the medications are NOT free. They may be covered by insurance, but it depends on the insurance policy and provider participation.

NON-EVACUEES should still have access (in theory) to their medications.

If NON-EVACUEES encounter difficulties accessing their medications, they should contact their doctor OR pharmacist

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