Tamper Resistant Pads Required by July 1, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
TMA Legal Department
Effective July 1, 2009, all written or printed prescriptions from Tennessee prescribers must be on tamper-resistant prescription paper.
In 2008 the federal government required that all Medicaid prescriptions be written on tamper-resistant paper beginning April 1. The Tennessee General Assembly passed a law in the 2008 session to extend this requirement to all prescriptions (T.C.A. §53-10-401).
This law states that the prescription paper must meet the same requirements as required by the federal government for Medicaid prescriptions.
A physician does not have to order new pads; he or she must remember to write all prescriptions on this paper now.
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