STOP Act e-prescribing requirement in effect Jan. 1, 2020Categories: Announcements Comments: 1 comment
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 www.ncmedboard.org/STOP
In the meantime, review the list of controlled substances that will be subject to e-prescribing:
Drugs subject to e-prescribing
Comments on this article:
The “Locked-In” pharmacy program implemented by NC Medicaid restricts multi-provider practices ability to cover patients when one of the providers goes on vacation. This new provision will make it impossible for a patient receiving MAT with buprenorphine to obtain their medication if one provider is on vacation or calls in sick.
This measure is an over correction and will certainly cause harm if implemented without exceptions. It will also stymie the grow of MAT programs.By Myleme O Harrison on Sep 01, 2019 at 9:22am