Electronic Transmission of Prescriptions

May 18, 2018

Topics: Resolutions

RESOLUTION NO: 114-3-18
TITLE: Electronic Transmission of Prescriptions
ACTION: PASS

WHEREAS, the electronic transmission of prescriptions from prescribers to pharmacists is a more effective means of transmission compared to a handwritten prescription or verbal order; and

WHEREAS, there is evidence that mandating the electronic transmission of prescriptions provides multiple advantages;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NABP collaborate with appropriate stakeholders including, but not limited to, Drug Enforcement Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and electronic prescribing experts, to examine the feasibility of mandating that all prescriptions be transmitted electronically.

(Resolution passed at the 114th Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.)