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§ 131E‑79.1. Counseling patients regarding prescriptions.

(a)        Any hospital or other health care facility licensed pursuantto this Chapter or Chapter 122C of the General Statutes, health maintenanceorganization, local health department, community health center, medical office,or facility operated by a health care provider licensed under Chapter 90 of theGeneral Statutes, providing patient counseling by a physician, a registerednurse, or any other appropriately trained health care professional shall be deemedin compliance with the rules adopted by the North Carolina Board of Pharmacyregarding patient counseling.

(b)        As used in this section, "patient counseling"means the effective communication of information to the patient orrepresentative in order to improve therapeutic outcomes by maximizing properuse of prescription medications and devices. (1993, c. 529, s. 7.7.)