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Pharmacy Patient's Bill of Rights

Chapter 61-04-07-01

North Dakota pharmacies and pharmacists shall provide pharmaceutical care so that the patient has the following rights:

  1. To professional care provided in a competent and timely manner in accordance with accepted standards of pharmacy practice.
  2. To be treated with dignity, consistent with professional standards, regardless of manner of payment, race, sex, age, nationality, religion, disability, or other discriminatory factors.
  3. To pharmaceutical care decisions made in the patientís best interest in cooperation with the patientís physician.
  4. To have the pharmacist serve as one of the patientís advocates for appropriate drug therapy and to make reasonable efforts to recommend alternative choices in cooperation with the patientís physician.
  5. To have the patientís pharmaceutical records maintained in an accurate and confidential manner and used routinely to maximize the patientís pharmaceutical care.
  6. To receive health care information and to review the patientís records upon request.
  7. To receive patient counseling, using the methods appropriate to the patientís physical, psychosocial, and intellectual status.
  8. To have the patientís prescriptions dispensed and pharmacy services provided at a pharmacy of the patientís choice in an atmosphere that allows for confidential communication.
  9. To have the patientís drug therapy monitored for safety and efficacy and to make reasonable efforts to detect and prevent drug allergies, adverse reactions, or contraindications.
  10. To have the patientís drug therapy monitored for reactions, or contraindications.
  11. To monitor the patientís compliance and proper drug use and to institute remedial interventions when necessary.
  12. To have the pharmacy patientís bill of rights posted in a prominent place within the pharmacy readily visible to the patient.