North Carolina 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
Controlled substances covered by Medicare and state requires for targeted controlled substances regardless of payor
In effect​
North Carolina law allows ePrescribing of all drugs to allow practitioners and pharmacies in NC to be compliant with the Federal SUPPORT ACT of 2018. The North Carolina STOP ACT *mandates ePrescribing of targeted controlled substances. It includes all Schedule II and Schedule III opioids and narcotics – that are issued on or after Jan. 1, 2020, be e-prescribed.