New York ePrescribing Requirements

New York's i-STOP ePrescribing mandate for controlled and non-controlled substances (EPCS) became effective 3/27/2016. See http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S2486-2015.

Each individual practitioner, not the software vendor, is required by regulation to register their certified EPCS software application with BNE. See https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/narcotic/electronic_prescribing/ for more compliance information.

Below is information that may be useful when registering Open Dental and Legacy eRx.

EHR providers in New York must sign up for the comprehensive version of Legacy eRx so that drug interaction checks and formulary checks are enabled when orders are created. Because the state requires e-prescribing, you will not qualify for the exclusion even if you write few prescriptions. See EHR Objective 4: ePrescribing.