TPP Resources for Prescribers

Prescribers MUST:

Triplicate Prescription Form Security

Prescribers should ensure the security of their TPP forms to avoid misuse by individuals seeking to improperly obtain TPP medications.

  • TPP forms are personalized and must not be shared. The prescriber‟s name, business address, and a unique prescriber identification number are imprinted on the pads. The unique prescriber identification number is NOT the prescriber’s registration or license number.
  • When a prescriber retires, leaves practice, or leaves the province, unused TPP forms must be returned to the CPSA for proper destruction.
  • Prescribers who have no fixed business address (e.g., locums) are issued special TPP forms that identify the prescriber‟s name and unique prescriber identification number. When issuing a TPP prescription, these prescribers must enter on the form the name of the medical clinic/hospital/professional for whom the prescriber is working, address and a contact number (telephone or pager).
  • LOST OR STOLEN TPP forms must be immediately reported to police and the CPSA. The CPSA will require the following information:
    • Date of loss or theft
    • TPP Prescription Number(s) of missing pad(s)
    • Name of the last patient prescribed a TPP medication
    • Police file number and investigating officer’s name and phone number

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta administers the TPP for all program participants. Click here for a full list and more about partners.

Contact

Physicians, pharmacists and other healthcare providers:
Contact Triplicate Prescription Program:
1-800-561-3899 ext. 4939 or
TPPInfo@cpsa.ab.ca

Patients: The College does not provide a list of physicians prescribing specific medications.

Other inquiries:
Ed Jess, Director
Prescribing & Analytics
Ed.Jess@cpsa.ab.ca
780-969-4946