The Controlled Prescription Program (CPP) is maintained by the College of Pharmacists of BC. The program monitors controlled drugs and substances prescribing to prevent forgeries and reduce inappropriate prescribing.
The drugs listed in the Controlled Drug Program Information and Drug List require the use of a duplicate prescription. CRNBC oversees the provision of duplicate controlled prescription pads to Nurse Practitioners who are practising in B.C.
To learn more about controlled drug and substances (CDS) prescribing, review the
Note that for the time being, NPs will only be able to order one pad (50 prescriptions) at a time. If this does not meet your practice needs, please contact us. Prescriber details will not be pre-printed on the pad: NPs will need to enter them manually and ensure the prescription is complete, as per
Standard 7 of the NP Prescribing standard (page 27).
To order your pad, you’ll need to
log into your CRNBC account. You will need to know the address you would like the pads couriered to.
Please ensure that either you or someone you designate will be available at this address to sign for the pads. If there is no one available to sign for the delivery, it will be returned to CRNBC.
If you do not receive your pads within three weeks of ordering, contact CRNBC by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 604-736-7331 ext. 331 or toll-free 1-800-565-6505 ext 331.
If you discover that your CPP pad is missing—whether it is lost or stolen—in addition to following employer policy, you must take these steps:
You must report the misuse, theft (or possible theft in the case of lost pads) to:
Please note: if any patient information is contained in the missing pad, the BC Privacy Commissioner must be notified. This can be done by completing the Privacy Breach Form on the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) website .