If you are a physician working in Louisiana and are considering medication dispensing at your practice, it is important that you adhere to state laws and regulations. The information included on this page is for reference only, so please refer to your state medical or pharmaceutical board for updated information. 

Registration for Medication Dispensing

Physician dispensing means the delivery of a controlled substance, a prescription only drug or a prescription only device to a patient for use outside the physician’s office. 

Healthcare Professionals who can dispense medication in Louisiana include: 

  • *Medical Doctors (MD)
  • *Podiatrists (DPM)
  • *Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • ***Optometrists
  • *Dentists (DDS, DMD)

The following professionals cannot dispense:: 

  • Doctors of Homeopathy
  • Midwives 
  • Naturopathic Doctors
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants (PA)
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (APRN, ARNP)
  • Nurse Midwives
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
  • Nurse Practitioner & OB/GYN Nurse Practitioners (NP)

Licensing requirements in Louisiana include a state medical license, DEA license (if dispensing schedule II- IV and list one medications), a Dispensing permit, and a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) license. 

What Are the Benefits of Medication Dispensing in Louisiana?

There are several benefits for medication dispensing, including: 

  • Driven revenue into your practice
  • Improved patient medication compliance
  • Patient satisfaction and recommendations to your practice
  • Reduce workload for staff (fewer pharmacy calls)
  • Reduced cost to patients
  • Time saved for both patients and staff

Why Should You Choose First Coast Health Solutions?

We are a leading national provider of full-service physician dispensing. Our dispensing programs are designed to work with all medical, dental, and health care specialties. 

By choosing our services, you have not only the software and medications to dispense but the service support necessary to keep your business thriving. We have dedicated account managers, over 800 customer support agents, guaranteed quick reimbursements, leading dispensing software, the analytics to maximize reimbursement, and proven formulary optimization. 

It does not matter if you are a clinic, urgent care, hospital, or private practice; our software for physician dispensing  can fit your needs and has proven successful in similar settings. 

Louisiana Physician Dispensing

How Does First Coast Health Solutions Support Louisiana Physician Dispensing Regulations?

Most offices dispense controlled substances, and our software monitors and submit information to state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP). 

We are also here to support you, the physician, and understand your license is your lifeline. If you have questions about Louisiana physician dispensing regulations, please contact us.

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

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