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Frequently Asked Questions



  1. Can the tamper-resistant security prescription form be preprinted with more than one prescriber, such as a group practice setting?
  2. 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?
  3. Are tamper-resistant prescriptions required for all prescriptions, narcotics, controlled substances and non-controlled substances?
  4. Are prescriptions written by prescribers in states other than Delaware accepted?
  5. Where can I find a list of registered vendors of tamper-resistant prescription forms?
  6. Can prescribers use their computer software (EMR/Electronic Medical Record Software) to generate prescriptions? Do I need to use special paper?
  7. Does the laser paper for computer-generated prescriptions need to have the prescriber name and information pre-printed on the paper?
  8. Are all prescriptions required to have serial numbers?
  9. What are the security requirements of tamper-resistant prescription forms?

 

Answers

 

Can the tamper-resistant security prescription form be pre-printed with more than one prescriber, such as a group practice setting?

Answer: Yes.

 

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?

Answer:  You need only one security code.  Use any prescriber’s security code.

 

Are tamper-resistant prescriptions required for all prescriptions, narcotics, controlled substances and non-controlled substances?

Answer: Yes. All prescriptions—narcotics, controlled substances and non-controlled substances—must comply with tamper-resistant prescription guidelines..

 

Are prescriptions written by prescribers in states other than Delaware accepted?

Answer: Yes. Tamper-resistant guidelines apply only to Delaware-licensed practitioners practicing in Delaware.

 

Where can I find a list of registered vendors of tamper-resistant prescription forms?

Answer:  See Registered Vendors.

 

Can prescribers use their computer software (EMR/Electronic Medical Record Software) to generate prescriptions? Do I need to use special paper?

Answer: Yes. Prescribers can generate prescriptions via computer/EMR software. Prescribers must use laser paper that is compliant with the tamper-resistant guidelines. You must obtain the paper from a registered vendor.

 

Does the laser paper for computer-generated prescriptions need to have the prescriber name and information pre-printed on the paper?

Answer: No. A prescriber can purchase blank stock prescription laser paper from a registered vendor.

 

Are all prescriptions required to have serial numbers?

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.

 

What are the security requirements of tamper-resistant prescription forms?

Answer: See Quick Reference Guide.


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