WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT A PRESCRIPTION IS FRAUDULENT
Confirm with the issuing medical
practitioner that the prescription is fraudulent.
valid identification from the customer by:
a copy of the identification (I.D) the customer provides to you
the I.D. # on the reverse side of the prescription
NRS 453.431(2) allows a pharmacist to request I.D. for
Controlled Substance Prescriptions
Once you have confirmed a fraudulent prescription,
return the I.D. and advise the customer that it is fraudulent. Advise the customer, who is now the suspect,
that you are notifying the Major Crimes Unit of the Department of Public
Safety’s Investigation Division (DPS-ID).
imperative that you obtain I.D. prior to advising the suspect you are
aware the prescription is fraudulent.
NOT FILL THE PRESCRIPTION, AND DO NOT RETURN THE FRAUDULENT
individual has now committed two felonies, BURGLARY, N.R.S. 205.060, and ATTEMPTING
TO OBTAIN A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE BY FRAUD, N.R.S. 453.331.
Contact the Major Crimes Unit of the DPS
Investigation Division at (775)-684-7453,
and one of the detectives will respond to the pharmacy to conduct the follow-up
evidence including the photocopy of the suspect’s I.D. and the prescription in
addition to any other documents or information obtained.
the date, time, and personnel involved in the incident. A DPS detective will
request you to complete a voluntary statement detailing the circumstances of
the crime. This statement need not be elaborate, just accurate.
listed above will help ensure the success of placing the suspect at the scene of
the crime—your pharmacy. Without
positive identification, a successful prosecution against an individual
committing prescription fraud becomes difficult.
WITH YOUR HELP, WE CAN
REDUCE THE INCIDENTS OF PRESCRIPTION ABUSE AND
FRAUD OCCURRING IN NEVADA.