Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

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April 15, 2022

Beginning January 1, 2020, a Schedule II controlled substance that is an opioid may be dispensed only with an electronic prescription order as prescribed by federal law or regulation. This means that Schedule II opioid prescriptions will not be dispensed by a written prescription. Please visit the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy's website for more information. Specifically, please review the frequently asked questions. You may also wish to watch this quick 11-minute video regarding the new law on electronic prescribing of controlled substances.