Rodhe Island 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
In effect​
Rhode Island law allows ePrescribing of all drugs to allow practitioners and pharmacies in RI to be compliant with the Federal SUPPORT ACT of 2018. Rhode Island S0546 *mandates that effective January 2, 2020, Rhode Island prescribers must review, sign, transmit, and file (confirmation of successful transmittal) prescriptions electronically for all controlled substances in Schedules II, III, IV, and V.