Tamper-Resistant Prescription Pads
All prescriptions written by dentists in Washington must be written or printed on tamper-resistant prescription paper approved by the Board of Pharmacy. A seal created the the Boad of Pharmacy must be affixed to all prescription pads or paper used in the state.
Tamper-resistant prescription paper is not required when prescriptions are transmitted directly from a dentist to the pharmacy electronically, by telephone, or by fax. If a hard copy of an electronic prescription is printed and given to the patient or patient’s designee, the manually-signed hard copy prescription must be on approved tamper-resistant paper.
Dentists should review the approved vendor list provided below or check with their current paper or prescription supplier to see if they can provide board approved tamper-resistant prescription paper.
The documents available for download below will answer, in detail, most questions regarding the new law.
This is a partial list of state approved vendors. It should be noted that approved paper is widely available and the state has advised dentists to check with their current paper or prescription supplier to see if they can provide board approved tamper-resistant prescription paper. The Board of Pharmacy does not endorse, credential, or otherwise certify the companies. The board simply reviews and approves tamper resistant paper and authorizes the application of the board's seal to the approval.
This is an example prescription form provided by DOH. This sample will show what exact features need to be included on the new paper.
This list, provided by the Washington State Department of Health, contains answers to frequently asked questions about the new prescription pads rule.