Frequently Asked Questions

Transfer of Prescriptions

  1. What is the responsibility of the pharmacist who is transferring information for a prescription refill?

    Answer: To record the following:
    • the name of the patient;
    • that an authorized refill of the prescription has been transferred;
    • name, address and telephone number of the pharmacy to which it was transferred;
    • name of the pharmacist receiving the prescription information;
    • name of the pharmacist transferring the information; and
    • the date of the transfer.

  2. What is the responsibility of the pharmacist who receives a refill transfer?

    Answer: To produce a hard copy of the prescription information, ensure that the term "refill transfer" appears on the face of the hard copy, and record the following:
    • the name of the patient;
    • that an authorized refill of the prescription has been transferred;
    • the name, address and telephone number of the pharmacy from which it was transferred;
    • the name of the pharmacist receiving the prescription information;
    • the name of the pharmacist transferring the information;
    • the date of the original prescription and most recent transfer; and
    • the original prescription number.

Last Updated: November 16, 2009