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Controlled drugs and substances (CDS) prescribing

NP prescribing of controlled drugs and substances

It is now within the scope of nurse practitioner practice to prescribe, compound, administer or dispense controlled drugs and substances in accordance with the standards, limits and conditions set by the College.

 

NPs who meet the requirements can prescribe, compound, administer or dispense controlled drugs and substances in accordance with the Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Standards and in particular the revised prescribing standards, limits and conditions. The revised standards, limits and conditions have been incorporated into the NP Scope of practice document, beginning on page 26.

Reminder

NPs who wish to prescribe controlled drugs and substances must work with their employer to ensure they meet all agency standards and policies, and must have obtained the required access to PharmaNet.

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