Department of Community Services

Professional Licencing

Electronic Prescribing (e-Prescribing)

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Electronic prescribing (also called e-Prescribing) is not yet possible in Yukon. The memorandum  sent to all pharmacists in January 2008 by the Registrar of Pharmacists is still valid and will remain so until secure technology has been implemented by the Government of Yukon.

Consumer Services as the regulatory authority of pharmacists in Yukon will inform all pharmacists when e-Prescribing will be an approved method of prescribing. Until security and authentication issues are resolved within a clear regulatory framework for e-prescribing, the prescriber’s handwritten signature is still required.