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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on May 21, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Arizona, we recommend that you visit Arizona Together.

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Description of Program and Relief

Expanded Access to Pharmacies

Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-20, pharmacists may dispense emergency refills of maintenance medications for up to a 90-day supply, and an additional 90-day supply if necessary, so Arizonans can avoid making a trip to the doctor to obtain a refill prescription. Controlled substances are not considered maintenance medications for purposes of this Order.

The Board of Pharmacy shall waive electronic prescribing requirements outlined in A.R.S. § 36-2525(D), and extend the requirement for a prescriber to deliver a follow-up paper prescription to the pharmacy from 7 days to 15 days. Prescribers may phone-in prescription for a Schedule II medication to be sent to the pharmacy via fax, scan, or photo, provided that the prescriber keeps the original hard copy prescription.

The Executive Order also outlines new requirements for filling prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, including limiting the prescription to a 14-day supply, requiring that a prescription be presented with a diagnosis code for COVID-19 from the prescriber, and prohibiting refills without a new prescription.

Licensed pharmacies in Arizona may also receive pharmaceuticals from an unpermitted wholesaler, third-party logistics provider, or manufacturer located in another state, provided that the unlicensed wholesaler, third-party logistics provider, or manufacturer is licensed in their home state or is registered with the FDA and has a current Good Manufacturing Practice inspection.

Government or Lead Agency

Office of the Governor and the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy

Dates Available

April 2, 2020 – further notice

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Arizona licensed pharmacists and pharmacies

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

N/A

Contact for More Information

To contact the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy, call (602) 771-2727.

List of Additional Information

To review the Executive Order, click here.

For more information, click here.


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