Thank you for Tuesday's email on the ePrescribing. I was not aware. My question is, if I want to use my paper prescriptions, can I?
Pursuant to NYS law, after March 27, 2015 you can only use your Official New York State Prescriptions if such prescription is:
(a) issued by veterinarians;
(b) issued in circumstances where electronic prescribing is not available due to temporary technological or electrical failure, as set forth in regulation;
(c) issued by practitioners who have received a waiver or a renewal thereof for a specified period determined by the commissioner, not to exceed one year, from the requirement to use electronic prescribing, pursuant to a process established in regulation by the commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of education, due to economic hardship, technological limitations that are not reasonably within the control of the practitioner, or other exceptional circumstance demonstrated by the practitioner;
(d) issued by a practitioner under circumstances where, notwithstanding the practitioner's present ability to make an electronic prescription as required by this subdivision, such practitioner reasonably determines that it would be impractical for the patient to obtain substances prescribed by electronic prescription in a timely manner, and such delay would adversely impact the patient's medical condition, provided that if such prescription is for a controlled substance, the quantity of controlled substances does not exceed a five day supply if the controlled substance were used in accordance with the directions for use; or
(e) issued by a practitioner to be dispensed by a pharmacy located outside the state, as set forth in regulation.