Understanding & Maintaining
NY Controlled Substance Compliance

NY Controlled Substance Compliance Knowledge Assesment Test

Are you a doctor or technician?

In order to pass the test and receive a certificate, you must score 100%.

  1. A practitioner must examine a patient every time he/she prescribes controlled substances.

  2. A practitioner can mail an official prescription to the patient or to the patient's pharmacy.

  3. When a practitioner prescribes a large quantity of controlled substances, the practitioner's name is flagged in the state's monitoring system.

  4. Controlled substances may only be prescribed in a maximum thirty-day supply.

  5. If a practitioner would like to obtain a stock of controlled substances for office administration he/she can write a prescription labeled "For Office Use" and have the prescription filled at a pharmacy.

  6. If a practitioner makes a mistake on an official prescription form, he/she can cross out and initial the error.

  7. Long-term opioid use is limited to the treatment of cancer pain.

  8. An official New York State prescription is required only when a practitioner writes a prescription for a controlled substance.

  9. Physician assistants are authorized to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances in an outpatient setting.

  10. A practitioner may phone in a controlled substance prescription to the patient's pharmacy.

  11. Practitioners must date controlled substance prescriptions on the day that they sign the prescription.

  12. Official prescriptions for controlled substances must indicate the drug quantity and refills in numerical and written word form.

  13. Only prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances and benzodiazepines must indicate the maximum daily dose of the prescribed drug.

  14. Anabolic steroids, including testosterone, are Schedule III controlled substances and may have refills.

  15. All staff practitioners in hospitals, clinics, and residential healthcare facilities can use the institution official New York State prescription forms when prescribing for outpatient use.

  16. Practitioners must safeguard their official New York State prescription forms.

  17. Purchase records of controlled substances need to be initialed/dated and retained by the Location and Unit Registrant.

  18. Which of the following is not information that must be included on labels for containers of combined or diluted controlled substances:

  19. The safest place to store controlled substances is in the pocket of your lab coat.

  20. When using controlled substances, which of the following is not allowed?

  21. It is best practice to record the combination for the safe used to store controlled substances on the disposition record.

  22. Which of the following is not an acceptable procedure for disposal of controlled substances?

  23. How often are you required to take an inventory of controlled substances?

  24. The DEA requires you to report any theft or loss of controlled substances, using DEA Form 106.

  25. According to the DEA, how long must controlled substance records be maintained?