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Dispense As Written (DAW)/ Product Selection Code

Name:Dispense As Written (DAW)/ Product Selection Code
Definition:Code indicating whether or not the prescriber´s instructions regarding generic substitution were followed.
Type:Data Element
Representation Format:Not Provided
Example:No example available for this data element
Registration Authority:National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
Source:National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
Minimum Size:1
Maximum Size:1
Permissible Values:
Code / Value Meaning Meaning Definition Text
0 No Product Selection Indicated This is the field default value that is appropriately used for prescriptions where product selection is not an issue. Examples include prescriptions written for single source brand products and prescriptions written using the generic name and a generic product is dispensed.
1 Substitution Not Allowed by Prescriber This value is used when the prescriber indicates, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that the product is to be Dispensed As Written.
2 Substitution Allowed-Patient Requested Product Dispensed This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted and the patient requests the brand product. This situation can occur when the prescriber writes the prescription using either the brand or generic name and the product is available from multiple sources.
3 Substitution Allowed-Pharmacist Selected Product Dispensed This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted and the pharmacist determines that the brand product should be dispensed. This can occur when the prescriber writes the prescription using either the brand or generic name and the product is available from multiple sources.
4 Substitution Allowed-Generic Drug Not in Stock This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted and the brand product is dispensed since a currently marketed generic is not stocked in the pharmacy. This situation exists due to the buying habits of the pharmacist, not because of the unavailability of the generic product in the marketplace.
5 Substitution Allowed-Brand Drug Dispensed as a Generic This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted and the pharmacist is utilizing the brand product as the generic entity.
6 Override This value is used by various claims processors in very specific instances as defined by that claims processor and/or its client(s).
7 Substitution Not Allowed-Brand Drug Mandated by Law This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted but prevailing law or regulation prohibits the substitution of a brand product even though generic versions of the product may be available in the marketplace.
8 Substitution Allowed-Generic Drug Not Available in Marketplace This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted and the brand product is dispensed since the generic is not currently manufactured, distributed, or is temporarily unavailable.
9 Other This value is reserved and currently not in use. NCPDP does not recommend use of this value at the present time. Please contact NCPDP if you intend to use this value and document how it will be utilized by your organization.
Minimum Size:1
Maximum Size:1
Permissible Values:
Code / Value Meaning Meaning Definition Text
0 No Product Selection Indicated This is the field default value that is appropriately used for prescriptions where product selection is not an issue. Examples include prescriptions written for single source brand products and prescriptions written using the generic name and a generic product is dispensed.
1 Substitution Not Allowed by Prescriber This value is used when the prescriber indicates, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that the product is to be Dispensed As Written.
2 Substitution Allowed-Patient Requested Product Dispensed This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted and the patient requests the brand product. This situation can occur when the prescriber writes the prescription using either the brand or generic name and the product is available from multiple sources.
3 Substitution Allowed-Pharmacist Selected Product Dispensed This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted and the pharmacist determines that the brand product should be dispensed. This can occur when the prescriber writes the prescription using either the brand or generic name and the product is available from multiple sources.
4 Substitution Allowed-Generic Drug Not in Stock This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted and the brand product is dispensed since a currently marketed generic is not stocked in the pharmacy. This situation exists due to the buying habits of the pharmacist, not because of the unavailability of the generic product in the marketplace.
5 Substitution Allowed-Brand Drug Dispensed as a Generic This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted and the pharmacist is utilizing the brand product as the generic entity.
6 Override This value is used by various claims processors in very specific instances as defined by that claims processor and/or its client(s).
7 Substitution Not Allowed-Brand Drug Mandated by Law This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted but prevailing law or regulation prohibits the substitution of a brand product even though generic versions of the product may be available in the marketplace.
8 Substitution Allowed-Generic Drug Not Available in Marketplace This value is used when the prescriber has indicated, in a manner specified by prevailing law, that generic substitution is permitted and the brand product is dispensed since the generic is not currently manufactured, distributed, or is temporarily unavailable.
9 Other This value is reserved and currently not in use. NCPDP does not recommend use of this value at the present time. Please contact NCPDP if you intend to use this value and document how it will be utilized by your organization.
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