Notice Regarding Security Paper

August 3, 2015

At its meeting on July 15, the Georgia Board of Pharmacy voted to post the following information regarding the use of security paper. 

  • Hard copy prescriptions for Schedule II drugs prescribed in Georgia must be written on security paper.
  • In Georgia, security paper includes prescriptions approved for use by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • CMS defines approved prescription paper as having at least one industry recognized security feature in each of the three categories of tamper resistance: prevention of unauthorized copying, prevention of erasure or modification of written information, prevention of the use of counterfeit prescription forms.
  • CMS clarifies that Electronic Medical Record generated  prescriptions may be printed on plain paper and be fully compliant with all three categories of the tamper-resistant regulations presuming they contain at least one feature from each of the three categories.