What You Need to Know
On June 30, 2017, Connecticut Governor Malloy signed the House Bill 7052, An Act Preventing Prescription Opioid Diversion and Abuse, which went into effect on January 1, 2018. The bill was unanimously signed to take action against drug abuse in a state where on average, two people die each day because of a drug overdose.
CPMRS – Connecticut Prescription Monitoring & Reporting System. Collects prescription information for Schedule II – Schedule V substances in Connecticut. Visit CPMRS Site to help answer your FAQs or registering for the CT mandate.
Schedule II-V Substances – Controlled substances that are for medical use, but have the potential for abuse, safety or dependence liability. Ex: codeine, oxycodone, benzphetamine, barbital
Electronic Submission of Controlled Substances
- Prescribe All Schedule II-V controlled substances
- Controlled substances are required to be submitted to the pharmacy electronically. Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) requires DEA two-factor authentication at the point of prescribing. EPCS is mandatory January 1, 2018.
- Duration of the medication may not exceed a 5 days supply (minors) or 7 day supply (adults) unless exempt due to specified circumstances.
- All electronically transmitted controlled prescriptions must be printed out in hardcopy or created as an electronic record and kept on file by the prescriber for a minimum of 3 years.
- Controlled medications that cannot be transmitted electronically must be documented within a patient’s medical record with the reason a practitioner failed to submit the prescription. This must be done within 72 hours of it being prescribed.
Required CPMRS Review & Update
- Prescribers must check the CPMRS upon the initial prescription of a controlled substance at least every 90 days if prescribing a controlled substance for over 72-hours.
- Prescribers must review CPMRS at least once a year when prescribing a Schedule V substance with a supply of over 72-hours.
- Prescribers are mandated to check and update the CPMRS effective January 1, 2018.
How RxNT|eRx Can Help You
RxNT’s e-Prescribing solution is one of the first e-Prescribing solutions compliant with Surescripts and the DEA to be certified for Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances(EPCS). Our solution allows you to:
- Electronically prescribe Schedule II-V controlled substances
- Electronically prescribe noncontrolled substances
- Save up to two years of patient medication history
- Utilize mobile applications for iOS & Android at no additional cost
- Have nurses/staff queue up prescriptions for approval
- U.S. based support staff
To learn more about RxNT|eRx & RxNT|EPCS, call us at 800-943-7968 option 3, email us at Sales@RxNT.com, or click the “Learn More” button below.