From the Texas Medical Board:
Important Notice on PMP/Prescription Drug Pad Ordering
Due to changes being implemented by Senate Bill 195 (2015 Texas Legislature), several important functions are being transferred from the Texas Department of Public Safety to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. (Click here to see DPS Notice on SB 195.)
Official Prescription Forms
Effective September 1, 2016, the Texas Prescription Program transfers to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. This includes the oversight and processing of the official prescription pads for Schedule II prescription forms. The Texas Department of Public Safety will no longer accept orders for the official prescription pads effective August 15, 2016.
However, official prescription forms issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety prior to September 1, 2016 will be considered valid prescription forms. Official prescription pad orders received after August 15, 2016 will be returned to the customers.
The Texas State Board of Pharmacy will start taking prescription pad orders on September 1, 2016. Since DPS will stop issuing prescription pads on August 15, 2016, prescribers are being urged to order enough to cover the several week supply gap.
Prescription Monitoring Program
On September 1, 2016, the Texas State Board of Pharmacy’s new Prescription Monitoring system will go live for prescribers. For the latest information, visit this link: https://www.pharmacy.texas.gov/PMP/