House Staff Prescription Guidelines
All medication orders are placed in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) (unless downtime) by the house staff. These orders are immediately actionable for care. They includes Controlled and Non controlled substances.
All medication orders are placed in the EHR (unless downtime) by the house staff. These orders are issued to pharmacies electronically.
Controlled substances should be prescribed electronically (not paper) per AB 2789 – came into effect January 2022.
Electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) requires the house staff showing Stanford Program address as their business address for their:
- CA Medical License (Postgraduate Training License (PTL) or CA Medical Physician’s & Surgeon’s (P&S) License
- DEA certification
If house staff is not in possession of these items, this must be ordered by their senior or attending.
Non controlled substances
Non-controlled substances should be prescribed electronically (not paper); house staff can order these electronically and they will be sent under their supervising provider’s authority if the house staff is not yet eligible.
Electronic prescription privileges are not automatic. House staff in possession of their valid documentations listed above need to submit an email to the GME Registrar requesting access.