OAR 855-006-0015
Additional Definitions


Electronically Transmitted Prescription:


Where used in this chapter, Electronically Transmitted Prescription (ETP) means a prescription for a drug or medical device issued by a practitioner, who is licensed and authorized to prescribe pursuant to the laws of this state and is acting within the scope of his or her practice, which has been transmitted by an electronic means that may include but is not limited to:


Transmission by facsimile or hand held digital electronic device to a computer or facsimile;


Transmission from a computer to another computer;


Transmission by facsimile to computer; or


Transmission from a computer to facsimile.


ETP does not include an oral prescription that has been reduced to writing by a pharmacist pursuant to OAR 855-041-0085 and does not include prescriptions, or drug or device orders written for inpatient use in a hospital.


For an ETP to be valid, it must contain the name and immediate contact information of the prescriber, and be electronically encrypted or in some manner protected by up-to-date technology from unauthorized access, alteration or use.


Tamper-resistant Prescription:


Where used in this chapter, Tamper-resistant Prescription means a form for the purpose of issuing a hand written or typed prescription, intended to be manually delivered to a pharmacy, which has been developed, produced and formatted to ensure security, integrity and authenticity using currently accepted technologies.


Formatted features may include but are not limited to characteristics such as:


The word “void” appears when photocopies are attempted;


Background ink which reveals attempted alterations;


Heat sensitive ink that changes colors;


Penetrating ink to prevent chemical alterations;


A watermark which cannot be photocopied;


Coin reactive ink that reveals word when rubbed with a coin;


Sequential numbering.

Source: Rule 855-006-0015 — Additional Definitions, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=855-006-0015.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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