Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Mandatory Electronic Prescribing Effective March 27, 2015

Electronic prescribing is a paperless process.

A prescription generated on an electronic system that is printed out to the Official New York State Prescription form or faxed is NOT an electronic prescription.

General Information

Amendments to Title 10 NYCRR Part 80 Rules and Regulations on Controlled Substances have been adopted and became effective as final regulations on March 27, 2013. The amendments authorize a practitioner to issue an electronic prescription for controlled substances in Schedules II through V and allow a pharmacist to accept, annotate, dispense and electronically archive such prescriptions.

Additional Information

Practitioner Registration for EPCS

If you have met all federal security requirements and would like to register the application with the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, send an email to narcotic@health.state.ny.us. Include "Electronic Prescribing" in the subject.

Pharmacy Registration for EPCS

If you have met all federal security requirements and would like to register the application with the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, send an email to narcotic@health.state.ny.us. Include "Electronic Prescribing" in the subject.