NSPMP Duplicate Prescription Pad Updates

Beginning in May 2018, prescribers will receive an updated version of the NSPMP duplicate prescription pad.

We've consulted nurse practitioners, dentists, physicians, and pharmacists to design a new pad format that offers user friendly prompts to facilitate clarity and accuracy in prescription writing.

What’s New:

·        Larger fill-in fields and writing area

·        Prompts for product name, strength and directions

·        Fields for part-fill and interval details

·        Options for defining 'start' and 'stop' fill dates

·        Field to specify 'indication'

·        The new cardboard sleeve offers information on pad security, record retention, & pad returns

IMPORTANT: The “Signature” and “Prescribed/Written Date” fields are required elements for all NSPMP prescriptions and must be completed prior to the pharmacy visit.

Please review the brief orientation document to highlight how the new user-friendly features can support your practice.

NSPMP Duplicate Prescription Pad Changes May 2018


How to Order

Prescribers who are currently registered with the NSPMP can now re-order duplicate pads via email (PMP@medavie.bluecross.ca) or fax: 902-481-3157.

Please include the following information with your request:

1.    Prescriber’s name
2.    Prescriber’s provincial license number
3.    Address of practice location for delivery (including postal code)
4.    Phone number to be printed on the pads
5.    Quantity (3 or 6 pads)

 Once received, your order will be delivered via courier within three business days.

CLICK HERE to submit your order.



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