E-Prescribing is Here!  Are You Ready?

Beginning on January 1, 2022, almost all prescriptions written in California must be transmitted electronically. Prescribers who have not yet implemented electronic prescribing in their practices should begin the process immediately.

The electronic prescribing mandate was contained in a law passed by the California State Legislature in 2018. This was initially reported by CPMA when Assembly Bill 2789 became law in 2018 and intermittently since then.  The bill (AB 2789) had a three-year delayed implementation to allow prescribers the opportunity to select and implement an electronic prescribing platform. But the delay ends at the end of this year. The California Podiatric Medical Association has routinely provided information California's e-prescribing mandate law to CPMA members and continues to do so here