Program Participants

NSPMP On-Line System Guide

The Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program maintains an online System (Adjudication) Guide as a resource for pharmacists submitting prescriptions for monitored drugs online to the Program. This guide is intended to be a supplement to the specific system information provided by your pharmacy's computer vendor. Please contact the Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program with any questions.

Please note that the NSPMP On-Line System Guide is only to be used by pharmacies not connected to the provincial Drug Information System (DIS). For pharmacies who have transitioned to the new DIS, please ensure you refer to the User Guide for Transition to the Drug Information System.

eAccess User Guide

Effective April 1, 2012, the Prescription Monitoring Program introduced eAccess, a new secure web application that allows prescribers and pharmacists to access patient profiles regardless of time of day. Helpful information pertaining to the eAccess web application can be found in the eAccess User Guide.

User Guide for Transition to the Drug Information System

A new user guide has been developed to assist pharmacies who are transitioning to the provincial Drug Information System (DIS). Pharamcies connected to the DIS must refer to this guide when troubleshooting claim submissions. A copy of the guide can be accessed using the following link www.nspmp.ca/library/00000362-library.pdf

Further information about the provinicial Drug Information System can be found on the Department of Health and Wellness website at http://novascotia.ca/DHW/ehealth/dis/

Registration

Section 5 of the Prescription Monitoring Regulations requires all prescribers who prescribe monitored drugs and all pharmacists and pharmacies that dispense monitored drugs, to register with the Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program. Section 13 of the Regulations also requires prescribers to use a specific Program prescription pad to write prescriptions for monitored drugs and Section 21 of the Regulations requires pharmacists to only dispense monitored drugs when they are prescribed on the specific Program prescription pad. These pads are provided to physicians, dentists and nurse practitioners at no charge when they register with the Program.

Registrants must be in good standing with their respective licensing authorities. Once registered, any changes to the contact information (address, telephone number, etc); primary ownership; or, closure of a pharmacy or dental or medical practice must be reported to the Program within 10 days. Please contact the Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Program with any questions.

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