Columbia University Medical Center

EPCS: New Mandate Takes Effect March 27

Did you know that New York State has mandated that all controlled substances (schedules II-V) and non-controlled substances be electronically prescribed as of March 27, 2016?

The mandate applies to all prescriptions dispensed in the state, and there are very few exceptions. Out-of-state prescriptions can still be written on paper prescription pads.

The faculty practice has made the necessary preparations to enable compliance with the EPCS regulations. We will make this as painless as possible for our providers, with a communication, education and rollout plan.

Stay tuned for the upcoming December edition of the Quality Quarterly  newsletter for extensive details.