3.17 Prescription Discontinuations

General Policy Description

A prescription should be discontinued if a patient has stopped using a medication previously dispensed.

Discontinuing a prescription changes the status on PharmaNet to “discontinued” and changes the expiry date of the prescription so that the prescription will not be included in DUE.

A discontinuation does not trigger a billing correction, and the medication remains in the patient medication history on PharmaNet.

College of Pharmacists of B.C.: a prescription may be discontinued only

  • By the pharmacy that originally dispensed it, and
  • If the original prescription is recorded on PharmaNet.