• Current through October 23, 2012

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) "FDA" means the federal Food and Drug Administration.

(2) "Off-label use" means the use of a prescription drug for human use to treat a condition that is not included in the labeling for that medication, as approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration.

(3) "Prescriber" means a person who is licensed, registered, or otherwise authorized by the District to prescribe and administer prescription drugs for human use in the course of a professional practice.

(Mar. 26, 2008, D.C. Law 17-131, § 202, 55 DCR 1659; Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-353, § 309(b), 56 DCR 1117.)


Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 17-353, in par. (2), substituted "prescription drug for human use" for "prescription drug"; in par. (3), substituted "prescription drugs for human use" for "prescription drugs".

Legislative History of Laws

For Law 17-131, see notes following § 48-841.01.

Law 17-353, the "Technical Amendments Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 17-994 which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 2, 2008, and December 16, 2008, respectively.   Signed by the Mayor on January 15, 2009, it was assigned Act No. 17-687 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.   D.C. Law 17-353 became effective on March 25, 2009.