SECTION 1. Section 12D of chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 edition, is hereby amended by striking out the seventh paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
The provisions of this section shall apply to prescriptions dispensed in a hospital licensed under section 51 of chapter 111 and prescriptions dispensed by a hospitalist or doctor; provided further that no hospital, hospitalist or doctor shall change a drug prescribed by the primary care physician of the patient without consent of the patient and his or her primary care physician; and provided further that all outpatient prescriptions dispensed in a hospital shall be on prescription forms as required by this section and that no retail pharmacy, however organized, shall be exempted from the provisions of this section.
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