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STOP Act e-prescribing requirement in effect Jan. 1, 2020

The provision of NC’s opioid prescribing law, the STOP Act of 2017, that requires certain controlled substances to be prescribed electronically takes effect Jan. 1, 2020.

Once in effect, all Schedule II and III opioids or narcotics and certain other controlled drugs such as buprenorphine must be e-prescribed. NCMB is compiling FAQs on the e-prescribing provision. Once complete, this resource will be available at

In the meantime, review the list of controlled substances that will be subject to e-prescribing:

Drugs subject to e-prescribing