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2020 Regulatory Updates

2020 California Updates

 
 
 
 
California’s Assembly Bill 149 delays the requirement of including a uniquely serialized number on a controlled substance script until (no later than) January 1, 2020. The CA DOJ is currently working on the specifications for including a barcode on the RxForms. Until details are confirmed, we are not currently adding a barcode to CA slips. RxForms prints the serial number on its Security RxForms in accordance with the DOJ’s current guidelines. The addition of the barcode is not required until January 1, 2021 however the barcode will be printed on the forms as soon as approved by the CA DOJ.
 
Letter from the Medical Board of California
 

https://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Prescribing/Prescription_Pads_101.aspx

 
California Society of Anesthesiologists
  
California State Veterinary Medical Association

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=HSC&sectionNum=11162.1.

 
Recognizing the difficulty that this ambiguity created for the providers, the legislature amended AB 149 postponing the date of implementation of the new law until January 1, 2020. The bill specifies that any prescription written prior to January 1, 2019 on a form approved by the Department of Justice constitutes a valid prescription that may be filled, compounded, or dispensed until January 1, 2021. It also requires a barcode that may be scanned by dispensers.

Important California Links

Latest Amendment – AB 149

Click Here

 

Assembly Bill 1753

RxForms™  Rx Pads are compliant and up to date with Assembly Bill 1753 and 2020 California Department Of Justice guidelines.

CA Medical Board Notice:        Click Here 

CA Dental Assoc. Notice:        Click Here

CA Board of Pharmacy:    Click Here

CA Veterinary Medical Assoc: Click Here

Assembly Bill No. 1753:
Click Here

AB-149 Controlled substances: prescriptions. 

Click Here

Reporting Requirements for Lost or Stolen Prescription Pads

A physician who suspects that his or her prescription pads have been lost or stolen should take the following steps immediately:

  1. First, the theft or loss must be reported to the local law enforcement (police or sheriff’s department). A physician should make an incident report with law enforcement in order to be protected. He or she will then have proof that prescriptions written on that pad after the date the theft was reported were not written by him or her. The physician will need a law enforcement agency report number to proceed to the next step.
  2. Next, pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 11165.3, the theft or loss of any tamper-resistant prescription forms must be reported by the physician to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) program no later than three days after the discovery of the theft or loss. A law enforcement agency report number is required when submitting a report of lost or stolen prescription forms to CURES. This notification may be accomplished electronically by logging into the physician’s CURES account, or by emailing SecurityPrinter@doj.ca.gov to obtain a report to file with the California Department of Justice; CURES Program; P.O. Box 160447; Sacramento, CA 95816. If you have additional questions or concerns regarding lost or stolen tamper-resistant prescriptions forms, please contact the CURES Program at (916) 210-3216 or email the Security Prescription Printer Program at SecurityPrinter@doj.ca.gov.
  3. Next, notify the California State Board of Pharmacy at BOPcomplaint@dca.ca.gov. The Board of Pharmacy has a webpage listing physicians whose prescription pads have been reported stolen: http://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/licensees/stolen_fraudulent_rx_forms.shtml. The webpage is available 24/7 to pharmacists, law enforcement, and the public.
  4. Physicians should also notify the Medical Board by an email to complaint@mbc.ca.gov or a letter describing the circumstances and actions taken by the physician in response to the suspected theft. The letter should be written on a physician’s professional letterhead, signed, and mailed to the Medical Board of California; Central Complaint Unit; 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200; Sacramento, CA 95815.

For additional information, contact the Medical Board’s Central Complaint Unit at (800) 633-2322.

2020 Florida Updates

 
Effective July 1, 2018 Florida law requires practitioners to indicate if prescriptions written for controlled substances are for the treatment of Acute or Nonacute Pain. We have added checkboxes to our Florida pads accordingly. Please note: Prescription pads without these checkboxes can be used as long as the practitioner indicates if Acute or Nonacute pain is being treated.

2020 Texas Updates

 

All Texas prescribers using scripts for Schedule 2 narcotics can no longer order through 3rd party vendors, per state regulations. If prescribing Schedule 3-5 narcotics, you may still order our Secure or Non-Secure scripts as necessary, as we still meet the state requirements.

United States Regulations

 
Medicaid Tamper Resistant Prescription Law –
Pharmacist FACT SHEET
 
US DOJ & DEA:
An Informational Outline of the Controlled Substances Act

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New serial number required on controlled-substances prescription forms…

“Prescribers are advised to comply with new law amid pharmacy rejections” ∼ CDA

RxForms™ Rx Pads are compliant with all 2020 guidelines for Assembly Bill 1753

Our products support prescribers where they are needed most, At the Point-of-Care

Our core values of passion, reliability, honesty, accountability and respect have helped us stand the test of time. RxForms is a top-tier provider for secure, compliant medical printing. Since 1988, RxForms has served the medical professional community by providing fully compliant, secure Rx Forms and prescription pads while providing our strategic partners the ability to communicate their message to prescribers At the Point-of-Care™.

 

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