FAQs on the STOP Act’s e-prescribing requirement
A STOP Act provision that requires all prescriptions for Schedule II and Schedule III opioids and narcotics to be electronically prescribed will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020.
Although there are some exemptions under the law, such as for medications ordered and administered in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice facilities and certain other institutional settings, virtually all outpatient prescribers will be expected to e-prescribe Schedule II and Schedule III medications as of Jan. 1.
To guide prescribers, NCMB has developed some FAQs on the STOP Act’s e-prescribing requirement.
Access the FAQs here.
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