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Urgent: Deadline extension for new Prescription Blanks — Sept. 20
The NJ Division of Consumer Affairs is extending the last date to use old prescription blanks. You may use the old and new prescription blanks through Sept. 19, 2014. Effective Sept. 20, 2014, prescriptions must be issued only on the new prescription blanks.
If you have not already placed your orders for new prescription blanks, do so immediately. Do not delay; order your new prescription blanks today. A list of approved printer vendors is available on the Division's website at http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/njpb.
The new prescription blanks are already being accepted. Prescriptions written on or before Sept. 19, 2014 for patients on the old prescription blanks will also be accepted by the pharmacy if filled after the deadline. Effective Sept. 20, 2014, new prescription blanks must be used.
NJAFP is urging you to order now, if you haven't already, so that you have no issue as the new deadline approaches. There have been reported delays for delivery dates from vendors on the new blanks. We have also been advised that you should also look at any orders you have received since March 2014 as your delivered stock may be in the "new" format since vendors have not be permitted to produce the "old" blanks since March 2014. In addition, check with your EMR provider to see if the software will automatically update to reflect the new prescription blanks come Sept. 20, 2014.
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