Requirement of the physician's name on the patient's prescription adds an unnecessary logistical burden which delays patient care (should one accidentally fail to manually add the name before e-prescribing). Physician Assistants follow a contract with their collaborating physicians. PA's who prescribe these medications have their own DEA number and NPI. No other prescriber in the Commonwealth is required to document this.
Requirement of the physician's name may lead to misinformation in pharmacy records, reflecting incorrect prescriber information and confusing the patient.
Please amend legislation to remove the requirement to include patient care team's physician's name on prescriptions for schedule ii-iv drugs.