The OBON Committee on Prescriptive Governance (CPG) voted on October 19, 2015 to adopt a more simplified formulary. There are now 2 columns; one for drugs that are do NOT prescribe and the other for drugs that are PER SCA. The OBON also provided a separate document with instructions on how to use the new formulary.

Check the OAAPN website for a link to the latest medications reviewed at the October 19, 2015 CPG meeting and their prescribing categories. Be sure to update your SCA’s accordingly.

Coming soon …

The CPG is currently in the process of revising rules to allow for prescribing of new FDA approved drugs to be PER SCA, until they can be reviewed at the next CPG meeting. If approved, this would be effective February 1, 2016.

It was requested that the CPG utilize a database other than Facts and Comparisons (requires subscription) as their reference and move to a more easily accessible, free database. This is under consideration at this time.

The 14-day limit for prescribing schedule II opioids was discussed by the CPG and kept the same.

Be sure to view the OAAPN website (Legislation/ Regulation-Rules/Prescriptive Authority) for important links and updates. Check out the Q&A section on prescribing questions.

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Carol Cairns, Director of Prescriptive Authority