- All physicians, practitioners, and other providers who prescribe Medicaid outpatient drugs, including over-the-counter drugs, in states that reimburse for prescriptions.
- Pharmacists and pharmacy staff especially should be aware of this requirement as it may affect reimbursement for prescriptions.
- Applicable regardless of whether Medicaid is the primary or secondary payer of prescriptions being filled.
Several states have laws and regulations concerning mandatory, tamper-resistant prescription pad programs. States are free to exceed the baseline standards. Each state must decide whether they will accept prescriptions written in another state with different tamper-proof standards.