Printing and Faxing Ohio Prescriptions
To comply with the requirements of the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, all prescriptions must be printed, faxed, or ePrescribed through Rx Manager.
For further information on the Ohio Prescribing Requirements, please contact the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, or refer to the following Ohio Administrative Codes: OAC 4729-5-01(N) and OAC 4729-5-30.
Download Ohio Rx Designs
To meet the requirements of the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, users will need to first download document designs created specifically for Ohio prescribers.
Click on Tools > Document Designer, then choose File > Available Designs.
- Check the box next to Include Cloud Library Items.
- In the Find box type Ohio and press the Enter key.
- Click to highlight Ohio - Printed Rx (revised 8.26.13).
- Click the blue arrow to download and repeat steps 4 & 5 for Ohio - Faxed Rx and the Rx's designs for "with Supervisor" if needed. Ensure that you download the most current design labeled (revised 8.26.13).
*Note : If you are a mid-level prescriber who requires a supervising signature on prescriptions, you will need to download both the Ohio-Faxed Rx with Supervisor and Ohio Printed Rx with Supervisor designs.
Rx Printing/Faxing Setup
Each user who will be utilizing Rx Manager needs to set it up so that these designs will be printed or faxed when certain prescriptions are submitted.
- Click on Tools > Options, then click to highlight Structured Rx.
- Click on the Printing-Faxing tab.
- From the drop down menu for Printing, choose Ohio-Printed Rx.
- From the drop down menu for Faxing choose Ohio-Faxed Rx.
- These steps should be repeated under the login of every user who will utilize Rx Manger. This is a user and computer-specifc setting which needs to be performed on every computer used for prescribing.
*Note : Ensure that you select the most updated document designs (currently the version revised on 8.26.13). If you are a mid-level prescriber who requires a supervising signature on prescriptions, choose the Ohio designs that include "with Supervisor."
Quantity and DAW Requirements for Printed Prescriptions
- On printed prescriptions for controlled medications, the quantity must also be written in words.
*Note: This process will be automated in future versions of SOAPware.
- Next to DAW, write the letter Y in ink if substitutions are not allowed, meaning the pharmacy must dispense as written.
- Next to DAW, write the letter N in ink if substitutions are allowed, meaning the pharmacy does not need to dispense as written.
Printed Rx Designs for Ohio
Required items to be included on Ohio prescriptions:
- Provider ID Information: contains name, address, DEA, and CTP numbers.
- Patient Information: contains name, date of birth, and address.
- Prescription information: printed on 4 lines, with the first line containing drug name and strength, the second line containing quantity, the third line containing the SIG, and the fourth line containing DAW.
*Note : The blank next to DAW must be filled in with ink. Y indicates that the Rx should be dispensed as written, and N indicates that substitutions are allowed.
- Prescription ID: Every Rx that is printed, faxed, or ePrescribed through Rx Manager will contain a unique Prescription ID number.
- On printed prescriptions for controlled medications, the quantity must also be entered in words. To ensure this is being done properly, please choose the most updated version of each document design (currently the version that indicated a revision date of 8.26.13).
Faxed Rx Designs for Ohio
The same required items will appear on prescriptions that are electronically faxed with only a few changes:
- Prescription Information: The substitution item has been added to the faxed Rx.
- Electronic Signature: The faxed Rx will not have a wet signature.
- SOAPware Verification: This has been added to verify the Rx was sent from a system certified by the Ohio State Board.
*Note : The image above is only a print preview of the Ohio - Faxed Rx design. When prescriptions are faxed or printed through available document designs rather than Rx Manager, the Prescription ID will be null and the Rx will not be included in the Prescriber Authentication Report.