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CDS prescribing: prescription pad orders and record keeping


Nov 7, 2018

In order to avoid delays when ordering a prescription pad for controlled drugs and substances, NPs are reminded to ensure the address in their BCCNP record matches the address they provide when submitting an order. Pads will not be distributed to nurse practitioners unless the addresses match. NPs can update your contact information by signing  into their BCCNP account.

Prescription pad orders not processed over winter break

NPs are advised that CDS and methadone prescription pad orders will not be processed between Dec. 19, 2018 and Jan. 8, 2019. This means NPs will need to submit prescription pad orders by Dec. 18, 2018, to ensure they have enough pads to last over the break.

CDS prescribing tip: maintaining your records

The second (blue) copy of the prescription form should be retained with the patient's medical record. Do not leave these copies in the prescription pad.