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Can a Doctor in PA write a prescription for a person before…

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Can a Doctor in PA write a prescription for a person before seeing them?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have they talked to a PA lawyer about this?

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Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Legal
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Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 5 months ago
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Hi,

I'm Zoey.

I've reviewed your post. Has the person ever seen this doctor? Is the prescription for a controlled substance?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
a minor was prescribed a steroid thru another person before they saw the doctor
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
a coach had a friend doctor write a prescription for a steroid for an athlete before the doctor ever saw the athlete (minor)
Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 5 months ago

While not a controlled substance the use of steroids is controversial. A doctor could get in trouble for prescribing this without examining the minor and getting a complete history.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
in PA?
Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 5 months ago

If this minor is not a regular patient of the doctor he has seen recently, a doctor could get in trouble for prescribing medication without examining the minor and taking a complete history. Anywhere.

What if the minor had an allergic reaction for example? Or an undisclosed condition? To say nothing about the issue of parental consent.

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Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 5 months ago

Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.

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