This letter is to inform you of a blanket waiver of the electronic prescribing requirements
of Public Health Law (PHL) § 281 and Education Law § 6810 for certain exceptional
circumstances in which electronic prescribing cannot be performed due to limitations in software
functionality. Learn more
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has issued the notice of blanket waivers
of electronic prescribing requirements through March 24, 2021 under certain defined circumstances, one of which is where prescription directions to patients are long and complicated. If you prescribe medications, be sure to review the new guidance. The waiver covers 10 circumstances and offers greater flexibility for practitioners.