ePrescribing Regulatory Timeline

NCPDP SCRIPT Standard Version 8.1

  • Official Date of Final Rule:
    April 7, 2008
     
  • Effective Date of Regulation:
    June 6, 2008
     
  • Compliance Date:
    April 1, 2009
     
  • Sunset Date:
    October 31, 2013
     

NCPDP SCRIPT Standard Version 10.6

  • Official Date of Final Rule:
    November 16, 2012
     
  • Effective Date of Regulation:
    November 1, 2013
     
  • Compliance Date:
    November 1, 2013
     
     
  • Until November 1, 2014, entities transmitting prescriptions or prescription-related information where the prescriber is required by law to issue a prescription for a patient to a non-prescribing provider (such as a nursing facility) that in turn forwards the prescription to a dispenser are exempt from the requirement to use the NCPDP SCRIPT Standard adopted by this section in transmitting such prescriptions or prescription-related information. As of November 1, 2014, such entities will be required to use the adopted NCPCP SCRIPT standard(s). (42 CFR §423.160)
     

NCPDP Formulary and Benefit Standard Version 1.0

  • Official Date of Final Rule:
    April 7, 2008
     
  • Effective Date of Regulation:
    June 6, 2008
     
  • Compliance Date:
    April 1, 2009
     
  • Sunset Date:
    February 28, 2015
     

NCPDP Formulary and Benefit Standard Version 3.0

  • Official Date of Final Rule:
    December 10, 2013
     
  • Effective Date of Regulation:
    January 1, 2014
     
  • Compliance Date:
    March 1, 2015
     
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    Version 3.0 will be recognized as a backward compatible version of the adopted Version 1.0 from February 10, 2014 through February 28, 2015
     

ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report 3 (TR3) - Health Care Eligibility Benefit Inquiry and Response (270/271) Version X12/005010X279A1 and NCPDP Telecommunication Standard Version D.0 for eligibility in electronic prescribing functions

  • Official Date of Final Rule:
    May 16, 2012
     
  • Effective Date of Regulation:
    July 16, 2012
     
  • Compliance Date:
    July 16, 2012
     

NY I-STOP

Mandatory Electronic Prescribing Effective: March 27, 2016

By March 27, 2016, all prescriptions (including prescriptions for non-controlled substances) issued in New York State must be electronically transmitted, with certain limited exceptions. Please continue to visit these webpages for information pertaining to electronic prescribing of controlled substances.

Resources:
https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/narcotic/electronic_prescribing/ and
https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/narcotic/laws_and_regulations/

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