The objective of the program is to prevent the improper procurement of prescriptions for controlled substances across state lines.
Mandatory e-prescribing of all prescription medication, controlled substances and non-controlled substances, takes effect in New York State on March 27, 2016. All practitioners need to be familiar with the requirements of this law.
Educating patients about their prescription medications and keeping medical records updated with prescription information both help to ensure patient safety.
A new state regulation goes into effect on March 27, 2015, requiring all medication prescriptions to be electronically prescribed.