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  • NJ A3982
  • Requires all prescriptions be transmitted electronically, subject to certain exceptions.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires that every prescription for a controlled dangerous substance, prescription legend drug, or other prescription item be transmitted electronically using an electronic health records system. This requirement will take effect one year after the date of enactment. The electronic prescription requirement will not apply to: a veterinarian; a practitioner administering a prescription drug or item directly to a patient; a practitioner prescribing a drug or item to be dispensed by an institutional pharmacy or to a patient in hospice care; a situation in which the electronic prescribing system is not operational or is temporarily inaccessible; a situation in which the patient requests the prescription be transmitted to a pharmacy that is unable to receive and process electronic prescriptions; or a practitioner who has been granted a waiver due to technological limitations or other exceptional circumstances. A prescription that is subject to an exception would be issued on a New Jersey Prescription Blank or in such other manner as may be authorized by the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety. The bill revises various provisions of the statutory law to reflect the mandatory electronic prescribing requirement.
Health and Senior Services
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee  (on 6/20/2016)

Date Chamber Action Description
6/20/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
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