Information for prescibers for the Opioid Treatment Program issuing e-Prescriptions (Exemption to Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008).
An electronic prescription (ePrescription) is a digital version of a paper prescription created through conformant software. ePrescriptions are currently available by generating a QR code ‘token’ or via an Active Script List where a patient has opted in. For more information refer to the Commonwealth Department of Health and NSW Health websites.
Exemptions to the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 for ePrescriptions means some requirements for paper Schedule 8 medication prescriptions do not apply: