- When do the new tamper-resistant guidelines go into effect?
- Can the new tamper-resistant security prescription form be preprinted with more than one prescriber, such as a group practice setting?
- For a practice with more than one prescriber, do I need more than one security code to purchase combined tamper-resistant prescription forms for all of the prescribers?
- Are the new tamper-resistant prescriptions required for all prescriptions, narcotics, controlled substances and non-controlled substances?
- Will prescriptions written by prescribers in states other than Delaware still be accepted?
- Where can I find a list of registered vendors of tamper-resistant prescription forms?
- Can prescribers still use their computer software (EMR/Electronic Medical Record Software) to generate prescriptions? Do I need to use special paper?
- Does the laser paper for computer-generated prescriptions need to have the prescriber name and information pre-printed on the paper?
- Are all prescriptions required to have serial numbers?
- What are the security requirements of tamper-resistant prescription forms?
Answer: The new tamper-resistant guidelines will be mandatory as of 3/1/2012. Prescribers may continue to use their current prescription format until 3/1/2012.
Answer: You need only one security code. Use any prescriber’s security code.
Answer: Yes. The new tamper-resistant prescription guidelines are required for all prescriptions; narcotics, controlled substances and non-controlled substances.
Answer: Yes. The new tamper-resistant guidelines apply only to Delaware-licensed practitioners practicing in Delaware.
Answer: The Division of Professional Regulation (DPR) is currently registering prescription vendors who will comply with the Rules and Regulations on tamper-resistant prescriptions. A list of registered vendors will be available online at the end of December, 2011.
Answer: Yes. Prescribers can continue to generate prescriptions via computer/EMR software. Prescribers must use laser paper that is compliant with the new tamper-resistant guidelines. You must obtain the paper from a registered vendor.
Answer: No. A prescriber can purchase blank stock prescription laser paper from a registered vendor.
Answer: Yes. All prescriptions must have serial numbers. Either a registered vendor or the EMR/Electronic Medical Record/computer software can print the serial numbers on the forms. Prescribers must verify whether the laser paper they are purchasing from a vendor has pre-printed serial numbers, based on the prescriber’s needs.
Answer: See Quick Reference Guide.