The bills go into effect two years after they are passed, January 1st, 2020.
Minnesota was the first state to mandate e-Prescribing on January 1, 2011.
31 states have enacted, proposed or considered legislation that would mandate employer-based retirement plans for residents.
“The state activity is likely to lead to the biggest increase in coverage in literally decades,” says David John, senior strategic policy adviser at the AARP Public Policy Institute.
Aside from California, legislation has already passed in Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland and Oregon.
North Carolina government has drafted the STOP (Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention) Act requiring e-Prescribing for CII-CV medications.
The state has listed the potential exceptions to the law, which goes into effect January 1st, 2020.
Since then there has been a steady incline of e-Prescriptions in the state, but since there is no enforcement of this mandate, paper prescriptions are still used.
Drug overdose deaths in Minnesota increased 11% from 2014 to 2015, proving that there is work to be done. New Jersey Providers have already been exposed to New York’s strict EPCS mandate, so the government has drafted a bill that also requires all medications, non-controlled and controlled (CII-CV) substances, must be electronically prescribed.