e-Prescribing Mandates

RxNT is your information hub for states that have legislation in place or drafted requiring Electronic Prescribing (eRx) and Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS). Find your state below, or neighboring states, to learn more specifics about their eRx mandate.

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Governor Malloy signed House Bill 7052, An Act Preventing Prescription Opioid Diversion and Abuse, which will go into effect on January 1, 2018. By this date, all controlled substances must be prescribed electronically.

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Maine’s e-Prescribing mandate went into effect July 1st, 2017 requiring all prescribers to report prescriptions for controlled substances to Maine’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) as well as be transmitted electronically

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Minnesota was the first state to mandate e-Prescribing on January, 1 2011. Since then there has been a steady incline of e-Prescriptions in the state, but since there is no enforcement of this mandate, paper prescriptions are still used. Drug overdose deaths in Minnesota increased 11% from 2014 to 2015, proving that there is work to be done. EPCS should be used to improve these numbers.

New York

New York MandateNew York mandated e-Prescribing of all controlled and non-controlled substances on March 27th, 2016. Since the mandate, thousands of New York prescribers have adopted and e-Prescribing solution


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Senator Alloway has introduced legislation on February 6, 2017 that will require controlled substances to be electronically prescribed. If this bill passes, paper prescriptions for opioids will no longer be accepted. Alloway hopes that this bill will make doctor shopping and prescription forging tough.


On July 1, 2020, Virginia’s statewide EPCS mandate will go into effect, requiring all prescribers to electronically prescribe controlled substances, rather than write paper prescriptions. This mandate is meant to lower the amount of opioid related deaths in Virginia.

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