Thirty-two States have rules in place that allow electronic transmission of controlled substances, according to the ePrescribing Law Survey, the most comprehensive, up-to-date compendium of State and Federal pharmacy statutes and regulations just updated by Point-of-Care Partners (POCP). Nearly a year ago, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued its interim final rule.
The ePrescribing Law Survey, updated through the first quarter of 2011, is a must-have for ePrescribing stakeholders, especially those concerned with prescriptions for controlled substances.
“The DEA’s new requirements have major implications for States, vendors and pharmacies,” said Tony Schueth, POCP founder and managing partner. “Many State Boards of Pharmacy will require rules changes for one or more class of controlled substance prescriptions and many have additional requirements that exceed those imposed by the DEA. This results in nuances among the various State board regulations that need to be accounted for when programming prescribing software.” [Read more…]