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The EPCS Mandate: Kentucky Requires Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

The EPCS Mandate: Kentucky Requires Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

In an ongoing effort to battle the opioid crisis, Kentucky House Bill 342 was signed into law on March 26, 2019.  This bill created a new statute, KRS 218A.182, to require that all prescriptions for controlled substances be submitted electronically, unless certain exceptions apply (the “EPCS Mandate”).  Effective January 1, 2021, practitioners who prescribe controlled substances must issue the prescription electronically directly to the pharmacy.

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