Mandatory Electronic Prescribing Effective Date Extended to March 27, 2016
On March 13, 2015, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature amended the Public Health Law and the Education Law to extend the implementation date for mandatory electronic prescribing to March 27, 2016.
Although this amendment extends the effective date of mandated electronic prescribing, e-prescribing of both controlled and non-controlled substances is currently permissible in New York. Practitioners must continue their efforts to become compliant with the requirement, including working with their software vendors to implement the additional security requirements needed for e-prescribing of controlled substances, and registering their certified software applications with the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement.
Information regarding e-prescribing may be accessed at the following links:
- Practitioner Reporting Requirement – Use of an Electronic Prescribing Exception
- Electronic Prescribing Exceptions – Dispensing Clarification for Pharmacists - April 2016
- Letter from the NYS Commissioner of Health to practitioners and pharmacists regarding a blanket waiver for additional exceptional circumstances related to electronic prescribing – March 16, 2016 (PDF)
- Electronic Prescribing Waiver Information
- Electronic Prescribing is Now Available? (Poster) (PDF)
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- What is Electronic Prescribing? (Patient Brochure) (PDF, 381KB)
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- Letter to Practitioners Regarding Electronic Prescribing Mandate – November 2015 (PDF)
- FAQs (PDF) - Updated April 2016 - Updated FAQ Question #17, New FAQ's see Questions: 136-152 New Waiver FAQ's 133-135
- BNE Newsletter – Fall 2015 (PDF)