Effective January 1, 2020, all prescriptions issued in Oklahoma (with certain exceptions) for Schedule II, III, IV and V medications must be filed electronically.

     The requirement is contained in Oklahoma House Bill 2931 which was passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed by the Governor during the 2018 Legislative Session.

     One major exception to the electronic requirement is when a practitioner “experiences temporary technological or electrical failure or other extenuating circumstance that prevents the prescription from being filled electronically.”  The failure shall be noted in the patient’s medical record.

     The electronic prescription mandate also does not apply to veterinarians; practitioners who dispense directly to a patient; practitioners who order controlled dangerous substances to be administered through an on-site pharmacy in a hospital, nursing facility, hospice inpatient facility, outpatient dialysis facility or continuum of care facility; a penal institution; pharmacy located on federal property; or a practitioner who has received a waiver or extension from a licensing board. 

     Electronic prescriptions may not be used for compound prescriptions or compounded infusion prescriptions containing two or more commercially available products or two or more active pharmaceutical ingredients; prescriptions issued under approved research protocols; or if a practitioner determines a patient may be at risk if an electronic prescription cannot be issues in a timely manner. 

     Prescriptions for all the exceptions listed above must be issued on an official prescription form provided to practitioners by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control (OBNDD). Practitioners must register with OBNDD which will then provide personalized prescription forms.  Registration is free.
NOTE: IF YOUR LICENSE TYPE DOES NOT APPEAR IN THE LIST ABOVE (Nurses or DOs), please contact your respective board for instructions on obtaining an E-Prescribing Waiver.

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* Please enter your Oklahoma License number

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* Last Name (as it appears on your license)

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* First Name (as it appears on your license)

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* Middle Name

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* State of Oklahoma Practice Street Address

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* Licensee Contact Information

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* OBNDD Registration Number

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* United States DEA Number

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