This page contains the technical release notes for the COVID-19 Prescription Extension, slated for release in July 2020. For a summary of these changes, visit the COVID-19 Prescription Extension Feature Guide.
Basic Prescription Extension
Covid Rx - Extend prescription limit duration
Extended the prescription duration limit from 12 months to 18 months, to allow Customer Service Representatives to continue to sell cannabis to medical patients who weren't able to renew their prescriptions due to COVID-19.
Covid Rx - Toggle prescription limit duration extension on/off
Added a checkbox below the "Length of Prescription" field in a Prescription information page for users to indicate whether or not the prescription expiry has been extended under the COVID prescription extension. The box will include a tooltip that explains the conditions of extending a client's prescription expiration date.
Premium Prescription Extension
Covid Rx - Email notification to patient that received prescription extension
Premium feature: If a client's prescription is extended by the COVID-19 extension script or the temporary script extension functionality, the client will receive an automated email notification about the update. The email will include the licence holder's logo and verbiage and include copy in both English and French.
Covid Rx - Temporary script extension functionality
Premium feature: Added a new tab–COVID-19 Prescription Extension–in the Clients module to track new clients with prescriptions eligible for extension. This ensures any patients added after the prescription extension script is run can have prescriptions extended on a per-client basis, and saves Customer Service Reps the trouble of checking each prescription manually.
Covid Rx - Add note to patient Overview page
Premium feature: If a client's prescription is extended by the COVID-19 extension script or the temporary script extension functionality, a note will automatically appear in the Notes section on the client's Overview tab. The note will read, "This patient's script was extended using Covid Prescription Expiry Extension functionality."
Covid Rx - Script to run prescription extension logic
Premium feature: Created a script to automatically apply the COVID prescription extension to all eligible prescriptions. Clients with registration documents that expired between March 13, 2020 and June 25, 2002 will receive extensions to December 26, 2020. Clients with registration documents set to expire between June 26, 2020 and September 30, 2020 will receive a 6 month extension that begins the day after their prescription is set to expire.