With the previous deadline of March 27, 2015 looming, the NYS Senate and Assembly sent a bill delaying implementation of the e-prescribing mandate to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on March 2. Waiting until the last minute. Gov. Cuomo signed the bill late on March 13th (see http://www.newsday.com/news/health/gov-cuomo-signs-bill-to-delay-mandatory-e-prescribing-for-a-year-1.10058677 ). This will delay the e-prescribing mandate until March 27, 2016. However, all medical providers in NYS, including dentists, should continue to work towards implementing e-prescribing so as to be ready prior to the new deadline.
Keep in mind that ALL NYS providers prescribing controlled substances are required to register with the NYS Department … Read the rest