Joint Statement: Long Term Care - Authorized Prescriptions                                                                   

The SCPP, the CRNS, the CLPNS, and the CPSS have issued a joint statement regarding verbal orders generated from Long Term Care (LTC) Facilities. A pharmacist may only accept a verbal or faxed original order written and signed by an authorized prescriber e.g. physician, NP, dentist, etc. A pharmacist may not accept a verbal or faxed written order (transcribed) from a nurse.