My question involves public health law in the State of: Illinois
Not sure if this is the right forum for this post. If it's not, I apologize.
I am a licensed MRI technologist. My employer has instructed me to begin writing prescriptions for Valium for claustrophobic patients and to use a rubber stamp to stamp the physician's name on the script. She said that the physician gave all the employees permission to do so. These employees also include general receptionists.
As I am not a licensed physician, PA or nurse, and I am not familiar with drug interactions, contraindications, etc., I am not willing to risk patient safety OR the potential for losing my license.
I contacted the president from my licensing registry. His reply was, "I have not heard of anything in the Scope of Work or Job Description of any technologist, of any type, being licensed to write prescriptions for any drug." "I would advise not to." "Consult your State Department of Health and/or Legal Counsel."
I am hoping that you can give me a definitive answer regarding the legality of the above.
Thank you in advance.