Maine ePrescribing

Type of ePrescribing Mandate Drugs that must be ePrescribed Effective date State Law Gleanings (*mandates with listed exceptions)​
Federal
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
Controlled substances covered by Medicare; and Opioids regardless of payor
In effect​
Maine law allows ePrescribing of all drugs to allow practitioners and pharmacies in ME to be compliant with the Federal SUPPORT ACT of 2018. Maine PUBLIC Law Chapter 488 *mandates ePrescribing of drugs that contain opioids effective July 1, 2017.