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Mandatory E-Prescribing Update

HB 831 (2019): Electronic Prescribing is now effective. The bill requires prescribers in Florida to generate and transmit all prescriptions electronically upon licensure renewal or by July 1, 2021, whichever is earlier.

Fortunately, physicians can apply for a waiver that exempts them from this requirement (not to exceed 1 year) due to "technology limitations that are not reasonably within the control of the practitioner, or another exceptional circumstance demonstrated by the practitioners." This waiver may be useful if the EHR technology provided by your hospital/ED does not have the ability to e-prescribe, and upgrading the technology by your license renewal date is beyond your control as an emergency physician.

Learn more about the new e-prescribing requirements on the Florida Board of Medicine's website. To apply for a waiver, log in to your MQA Online Services portal and follow these steps. more

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