The E-Prescribing bill is not without its opponents however and there are exceptions, which are as follows:
- Prescriptions issued where electronic prescribing is not available due to temporary technological or electrical failure
- Prescriptions issued by a practitioner where the practitioner reasonably determines that it would be impractical for the patient to obtain substances prescribed by electronic prescription in a timely manner, and such delay would adversely impact the patient’s medical condition.
- Prescriptions issued by a practitioner to be dispensed by a pharmacy located outside the state.
- Practitioners who have received a waiver or a renewal thereof for a specified period determined by the commissioner, from the requirement to use electronic prescribing.
There is a lot of additonal information on this policy and we suggest that physicians get a complete background of the E-Prescribing Exceptions.
As far as the discrepancies are concerned, this CBS News Podcast brings to our attention that this policy needs some additional review.