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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Pharmacy
Pharmacists are not statutorily required to search the CSD prior to dispensing a controlled substance prescription, but they can check if they have CSD-authorized access. However, to potentially limit the over-dispensing of opioids and other controlled substances, pharmacists are encouraged to check the CSD when they believe it is necessary.
All pharmacy techs and interns in Utah have direct access to the CSD. They are licensed to be under the general supervision of a pharmacist, and therefore act a proxy to a pharmacist and therefore can assist the pharmacist in pulling CDC reports.
Pharmacies are required to submit information to the CSD within 24 business hours or the next business day, whichever is later. For example, if a pharmacy is closed on Saturday, Sunday and holidays, and a prescription is sold on a Friday before a Monday holiday, the pharmacy must report the prescription to the CSD by the end of business day Tuesday.
Additionally, please contact the CSD at (801) 530-6220 if you find missing prescription data or prescription data errors.