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Title: Section 80.1 - Definitions

Effective Date



Section 80.1 Definitions. Except where different meanings are expressly specified, the terms used in this Part shall have the meanings set forth in Public Health Law, section 3302.

(a) Authorized practitioner and practitioner means practitioner as such term is defined in the Public Health Law (section 3302(28), and shall include certified nurse practitioners and licensed midwives certified by the Education Department to prescribe and administer drugs. The term shall also include registered physician's assistants certified by the Education Department.

(b) GSA means the United States General Services Administration.

(c) Department means the Department of Health of the State of New York.

(d) Commissioner means the Commissioner of Health of the State of New York.

(e) Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement means the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement of the Department of Health of the State of New York.

(f) Drug Enforcement Administration registration number means such number assigned by the Drug Enforcement Administration, United State Department of Justice, or its successor agency, to a practitioner, authorized practitioner, or any person authorized to manufacture, distribute, sell, dispense or administer controlled substances.

(g) Automated dispensing system means a system approved by the Department that performs operations or activities, other than compounding or administration, relative to the storage, packaging, counting, labeling, and dispensing of controlled substances, and which collects, controls, and maintains all transaction information.

(h) Digital signature means a record created when a file is algorithmically transformed into a fixed length digest that is then encrypted using an asymmetric cryptographic private key associated with a digital certificate. The combination of the encryption and algorithm transformation ensure that the signer's identity and the integrity of the file can be confirmed.

(i) Electronic signature means the creation of an electronic identifier (i.e. an electronic sound, symbol, or process, attached to or logically associated with an electronic record and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the record) in accordance with regulations of the commissioner and the commissioner of education.

(j) Written prescription, for the purposes of this Part, and issued in New York State, shall mean an official New York State prescription form.

(k) Compliance with the requirements of this Part does not alter the responsibilities of the practitioner, pharmacist or pharmacy to comply with any applicable federal law or regulation.


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