Official Prescription Program

Section 281 of the Public Health Law requires all prescriptions, both controlled and non-controlled substances, written in New York State (NYS) to be issued on a serialized official NYS prescription form.

Practitioners

(Individual practitioners regardless of practice setting. MD, DDS, NP, PA, DO, etc)

Medical Practices

(Incorporated, Partnership, LLC, etc)

  • Register/Renew: Before you can order official prescriptions, you must register with the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement. In addition, Public Health Law (PHL) requires that prescribers renew their registration with the Department every two years. Register or renew using from DOH-4329. This form can be filled out online, however, you must print, sign and return to the Bureau at the address indicated on the bottom of the form.
  • Order: Manual ordering using the order form allows only one practitioner and one address on the prescription pad. Delivery is 7-10 business days.
  • Online Ordering: Online ordering requires a HCS account. If you do not have an HCS account click here to start the process. With online ordering you can have multiple practitioners and multiple addresses, along with your DEA pre-printed on your prescription pads. Delivery is 3-5 business days. EMR paper is available online.

Institutions/Licensed Facilities

(Hospitals, nursing homes, adult homes, etc) Must possess valid operating certificate from oversight agency(DOH, OMH, OMRDD, OASAS, etc)

Clinics

Must possess valid operating certificate from oversight agency(DOH, OMH, OMRDD, OASAS, etc)

Lost/Stolen Official Prescriptions

Frequently Asked Questions