This article goes over the steps for a prescribing provider (with a valid NPI number) to delegate ePrescribing authority to other users (without an NPI) so that they can submit prescriptions on the provider's behalf. Even with delegation, only the prescribing provider can prescribe controlled substances.
- Setting up a Supervising Physician for Prescriptions
- eRx Identity-Proofing and EPCS Set Up
- Why can't I ePrescribe this prescription?
- Transmitting Prescriptions via eRx
By default, MD HQ users who do not have NPI numbers on file can enter medications on a patient's chart but they cannot e-prescribe (route the prescription to a pharmacy) unless an authorized prescriber has officially allowed them to e-prescribe on their behalf.
To set this up, a provider with a valid NPI number and who has registered as an ePrescriber just needs to log into the EMR and hover over their initials in the top right and select the option for "Rx Delegation":
That will take them to a screen where they can designate which non-prescribing users may e-prescribe under their name:
Once that is saved, the permitted users will be able to write, renew, and route drugs via the SureScripts network under any provider than has authorized them (authorization needs to be set up separately for each provider).
When routing drugs the supporting user will be prompted to select which provider's authorization they'll be prescribing under. Only the prescribing provider can send controlled substances via eRx.
Prescribing Rights - Delegating eFax Rx Rights to Non-Prescribers
If a prescribing provider wants to delegate eFax Rx authority to a non-prescribing user, i.e. they're NOT e-prescribing/going through SureScripts, they will need to contact email@example.com. We require written authorization from the prescriber listing all users who will be prescribing on their behalf. This request must come from the prescribing provider's email.
This article was originally published on April 28th, 2018. It was most recently edited on June 30th, 2021.
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