Illinois ePrescribing

Type of ePrescribing Mandate Drugs that must be ePrescribed Effective date State Law Gleanings (*mandates with listed exceptions)​
Controlled substances covered by Medicare​
In effect - but enforced on 1/2/2022​
SUPPORT ACT of 2018 is a federal law which *mandates the electronic prescribing of all controlled substances ( EPCS ) drugs covered by Medicare directly or a Medicare Plan. It was effective January 1, 2021 but enforced on 1/1/2022.​
State and Federal
Federal is controlled substances covered by Medicare and State is Sch II-V regardless of payor
Federal in effect & State by 1/1/2023
Illinois law allows ePrescribing of all drugs to allow practitioners and pharmacies in IL to be compliant with the Federal SUPPORT ACT of 2018. Governor Pritzker approved Illinois House Bill 3596 which *mandates electronic prescribing of controlled substances ( EPCS ) for all Schedule II-V drugs by January 1, 2023.