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Reminder: Electronic Prescriptions


Effective September 21, schedule II controlled substances must be dispensed upon an electronic prescription. Exceptions for oral or written prescriptions are permitted in the following circumstances:

  • a temporary technical, electrical or broadband failure 

  • the prescription is issued for a nursing home resident or hospice care patient

  • the prescriber is employed by or under contract with the same entity that operates the pharmacy 

  • the prescriber determines that an electronic prescription cannot be issued in a timely manner and the patient’s medical condition is at risk

  • the prescriber issues the prescription from a health care facility, which may include an emergency department, and reasonably determines that an electronic prescription would be impractical for the patient or would cause a delay that may adversely impact the patient’s medical condition
    (6) the prescriber issues per year not more than 50 prescriptions for schedule II controlled substances

Learn more on House Bill 193 >


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