Prescription Blank Deadline Extended
MSNJ asked the Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) for leniency for practices unable to obtain the new prescription blanks by the original August 18 deadline, due to vendor back-orders. In response to our request and that of several other groups, the DCA decided to extend the deadline. The DCA has further extended the deadline to November 2, 2014. Physicians may use the old and/or new prescription blanks through November 2. Only the new prescription blanks may be used effective November 3. Physicians, who have not placed orders for the new blanks, are urged to contact an approved vendor and order immediately. Once you begin using your new prescription blanks, it is important that you destroy your old ones in accordance with DCA guidelines. Please be sure to notify the NJ Drug Control Unit that you have destroyed your old prescription blanks by completing a certification of destruction. There is no formal deadline for the submission of the Certification of Destruction, however, it should be done within a timely manner after the blanks are destroyed. Read the DCA’s FAQ on prescription blanks.