The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) interim final rule to allow for electronic prescriptions for controlled substances became final June 1, 2010. The rule is intended to allow DEA-registered prescribing practitioners to sign and transmit controlled substance prescriptions electronically. The DEA sent a letter to qualified providers dated April 29, 2010 advising them of the ability to submit controlled substances electronically provided they are using software that meets the requirements outlined in the Final Rule.
As an Advanced Certified Vendor with SureScripts, the developers of MediSYS ePrescribe have been working very closely with the SureScripts support team since the interim rule was published on March 31, 2010 to determine the necessary requirements to comply with the rule’s directives. In additiona, we will participate in the SureScripts June 11th webinar which will address requirements needed for both certified vendors and authorized prescribers.