Maryland 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
Sch II-V regardless of payor
by 1/1/2022
Maryland law allows ePrescribing of all drugs to allow practitioners and pharmacies in MD to be compliant with the Federal SUPPORT ACT of 2018. Governor Hogan signed House Bill 512/Senate Bill 166 which *mandates electronic prescribing of controlled substances ( EPCS ) for all Schedule II-V drugs effective 1/1/2022. The state of MD also requires health information exchanges (HIEs) to be approved in MD. MD found WENO Exchange to be an ePrescribing Intermediary and therefore not subject to the HIE pre-approval requirement in order to operate in the state of Maryland.