Businesses that wish to manufacture and sell tamper-resistant prescription forms for use by Delaware healthcare practitioners must register with the Delaware Division of Professional Regulation (DPR). When approved as an authorized vendor…
The purpose of tamper-resistant prescription forms is to reduce prescription fraud. Rules and Regulations specify not only how the forms are designed and printed but also related security procedures for accessing materials and processing orders. Registered vendors must fully comply with these rules and are subject to unannounced inspection. The Quick Reference Guide summarizes the rules.
Only the following persons and institutions are authorized to purchase tamper-resistant prescription forms in Delaware:
DPR will supply Security Codes to all authorized purchasers in Delaware. When placing orders, purchasers must provide their Security Code to the vendor.
Before filling orders, registered vendors must verify that authorized purchasers placed the orders. The Provider Verification System (PVS) assists vendors with the required confirmation.
When applying to DPR for registration, vendors must designate at least two representatives. Only these vendor representatives are allowed to access the PVS. After registering the vendor and its representatives, DPR sends the vendor representatives instructions for using the PVS. Before filling an order, the vendor representative queries the PVS using the purchaser’s Security Code and other information from the order.