Controlled Substance Prescription Form Requirements
The triplicate prescription form required to prescribe Schedule II medications has been replaced by a tamper-resistant prescription pad that is available from private printing companies that have been approved by the Board of Pharmacy and the Department of Justice. Triplicate forms are no longer valid.
As of January 1, 2005, all written controlled substance prescriptions (for Schedules II-V) must be on the new, tamper-resistant prescription form.
For information on the major changes to prescribing laws and approved security printers, click here.
- Joint letter from the Medical Board and the Board of Pharmacy regarding Schedule II prescriptions and Health and Safety Code section 11167
Related articles published in the Medical Board's Action Report (now called MBC Newsletter):
- "Preparing for Major Changes to Prescribing Laws" (October 2004)
- "New Controlled Substance Prescription Forms Available From Approved Security Printers" (July 2004)
- "Clarification of Senate Bill 151 - New Triplicate Prescribing Forms" (April 2004)
- "New State Law Changes Requirements for Triplicate Drug Prescription Forms" (February 2004)