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Dispensing Authority

A physician associate (PA) may register for dispensing authority. The PA may not dispense medication until registered with the Board and in commensurate with the collaboration agreement,.

Underserved dispensing may be requested for rural practice areas or medically underserved populations where pharmacy access is restricted to the patient because of geographic or financial restraints.

General dispensing is provided for all other practice areas:  the PA may not dispense Schedule II* controlled substances.

Each facility from which the PA will dispense medications may need to be registered as a Dispensing Practitioner Drug Outlet with the Oregon Board of Pharmacy.