California's Security Prescription Forms for Prescribing Controlled Substances


The new serialized number required in each security prescription form should contain something like this:


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On or after January 1, 2019, a pharmacist may be presented with a Schedule II, III, IV or V controlled substance prescription written on a security prescription form that was compliant prior to January 1, 2019 but is no longer compliant.   This may be especially true for Schedule II prescriptions.  In this circumstance, the Enforcement Committee has recommended to the board and to the executive officer that prior to July 1, 2019 the board not make an enforcement priority any investigation or action against a pharmacist who, in the exercise of his or her professional judgment, determines that it is in the best interest of patient or public health or safety to nonetheless fill such prescription.



Thank you.

 Sean Kim

CKAPhA President