In addition, a corresponding responsibility rests with the pharmacist who fills the prescription.FR Doc E7-22558[Federal Register: November 19, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 222)] [Rules and Regulations] [Page 64921-64930] From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.gov] [DOCID:fr19no07-2] DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration 21 CFR Part 1306 [Docket No.
A prescription for a controlled substance must be dated and signed on the date when issued.
The regulations will also permit pharmacies to receive, dispense, and archive these electronic prescriptions.
The rule was published in the Federal Register Wednesday, March 31, 2010 and becomes effective on June 1, 2010. No, the new regulations do not mandate that practitioners prescribe controlled substances using only electronic prescriptions.
DEA's discussions with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) were instrumental in the development of this rule.
DEA also worked closely with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the General Services Administration. A practitioner will be able to issue electronic controlled substance prescriptions only when the electronic prescription or electronic health record (EHR) application the practitioner is using complies with the requirements in the interim final rule. The application provider must either hire a qualified third party to audit the application or have the application reviewed and certified by an approved certification body.