Responsibility for the oversight and processing of orders for Schedule II prescription forms in Texas shifts from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) on Sept. 1, 2016.
As part of that move, DPS will stop processing orders for Schedule II prescription forms on Aug. 15, 2016. TSBP will not begin accepting orders for the forms until Sept. 1. (However, TSBP officials tell TMA that all prescription forms, even triplicate prescription forms printed in the 1980s, will be considered valid prescription forms.)
Because of that two-week gap, TMA urges all physicians who are running low on their supply of Schedule II pads to reorder them now via the DPS website. You can order them electronically or by mail.
To order the forms electronically:
If you have questions, contact DPS by phone at (512) 424-7293.
UPDATE: On Aug. 11, 2016, DPS issued the following notice:
Effective September 1, 2016, the Texas Prescription Program transfers to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. This includes the oversight and processing of the official prescription pads for Schedule II prescription forms. The Texas Department of Public Safety will no longer accept orders for the official prescription pads effective August 21, 2016. However, official prescription forms issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety prior to September 1, 2016 will be considered valid prescription forms. Official prescription pad orders received after August 21, 2016 will be returned to the customers.
The shift to TSBP comes as part of a bill that TMA strongly supported in the 2015 legislative session. The new law also eliminates the Texas Controlled Substances Registration for Texas physicians as of Sept. 1, and moves the state prescription drug monitoring program to TSBP.
Action, July 15, 2016; Updated Aug. 12, 2016
Last Updated On
October 11, 2016