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Electronic Prescriptions of Controlled Substances
The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued an interim final rule allowing practitioners the option of writing prescriptions for controlled substances (Schedules II through V) electronically and permitting pharmacies to receive, dispense, and archive electronic prescriptions. (21 C.F.R. Parts 1300, 1304, 1306, and 1311) This new regulation modifies existing regulations, which remain in force. The prescribing practitioner must use an electronic health record application (software) that complies with the interim final rule, and a qualified third party must verify the application’s compliance with the rule. For a copy of the interim final rule and for questions and answers about it, visit the Office of Diversion Control .
Indian Health Service. Office of Management Services. Indian Health Manual. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009.
Drug Enforcement Administration. Office of Diversion Control. Practitioner’s Manual: An Informational Outline of the Controlled Substances Act (2006 Edition). By Joseph T. Rannazzisi and Mark W. Caverly. Washington, DC: US Department of Justice, 2006.
“Dispensing Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain; Policy Statement,” [PDF - 140KB] Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 172 (September 6, 2006), pp. 52,716-52,723.
Office of Diversion Control. Drug Enforcement Administration.