National Health Regulations allow pharmacists to dispense medicine before the customer has supplied a written prescription.
In urgent cases, a prescriber may tell you the details of the prescription or send a fax of the written and signed prescription. This type of prescription is an Owing prescription.
There are two stages to managing an owing prescription:
- Dispensing the supply as an owing prescription
- Receiving the owing script
Both of these workflows will be covered in this topic.
Dispense an Owing script
The workflow to dispense an owing prescription is very similar to the standard workflow for dispensing other scripts. The dispenser simply needs to check the Owing Script checkbox in the Minfos Dispense Form.
This video will demonstrate how to dispense an owing script in Minfos.
Video - Dispense a script as an Owing supply
Watch the video Learn how to dispense a script as an Owing in this video tutorial.
Further reading If you would like to learn more about dispensing owing scripts, please refer to the articles below. Dispense an owing eScript Dispense a Paper Prescription
Receive Owing scripts
After dispensing a script as an owing supply, the customer or customer’s prescriber must supply the pharmacy with the original prescription. The owing script can then be marked as received in Minfos.
Video - Receive Owing scripts
Watch the video Learn how to receive an Owing script in this video tutorial.
Further reading If you would like to learn more about receiving Owing scripts, please refer to the article below. Receive an Owing Script
Congratulations! You have completed this topic, Manage Owing scripts. You are now ready to progress to the next topic - Scan Check prescriptions.
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