CMA expresses serious concerns over implementation of new security prescription requirement

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Dec 2019

 

CMA expresses serious concerns over implementation of new security
prescription requirement

 

 
<https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27912/CMA-expresses-se
rious-concerns-over-implementation-of-new-security-prescription-requirement>
CMA News

 

December 21, 2018

 

 

On January 1, 2019, a new California law takes effect that requires all
security prescription forms to have a uniquely serialized number. This new
law also requires California physicians who prescribe controlled substances
to use updated controlled substance prescription forms effective January 1,
2019.

 

Although technically, this requirement goes into effect January 1, the
California Department of Justice (DOJ) only very recently issued any
guidance as to the manner in which the serialized number is going to go on
the prescriptions forms.

 

Physicians were finally notified this week that the updated forms were
available for purchase from some of the currently approved vendors, with
less than two weeks to go before the compliance date. The California Medical
Association (CMA) is very concerned that this does not provide enough time
for physicians to re-order forms and integrate the use of the new forms for
use beginning January 1, 2019, and could be a serious barrier to patients
who must access necessary medications in a timely manner.

 

CMA has expressed concern to DOJ that this guidance was not given in timely
enough manner for it to be implemented by physician prescribers and will
result in a serious disruption of patient care. CMA is urging DOJ to work
with the Medical Board of California and the California Board of Pharmacy to
allow for a transitional period for pharmacies to accept prescription forms
that are not fully compliant with the new requirement to ensure continuity
of care for California patients.

 

Reordering security prescription forms presents a great expense for many
physician practices and CMA has urged DOJ to work with CMA and other
stakeholders to ensure compliance with this new requirement in a way that
does not adversely affect patient care.

 

Physicians should be prepared to make sure their security prescription
vendors are ready to comply with the new requirements. CMA's security
prescription partner,  <https://www.rxsecurity.com/cma-order> RxSecurity, is
now taking orders for the new uniquely serialized prescription forms. 

 

CMA will provide additional information as it becomes available.

 

For more details, see CMA's
<https://www.cmadocs.org/Portals/CMA/files/public/CMA%20Letter%20to%20DOJ%20
re%20Ab%201753.pdf?ver=2018-12-21-154448-757> letter to DOJ on this issue.

 

For updated updated information on DOJ's approved vendors,
<https://oag.ca.gov/security-printers/approved-list> click here.

 

 

 

Brian Potts MD, MBA
Managing Editor, CAL/AAEM News Service

 

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