Texas 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
Sch II-V regardless of payor
In effect​
Texas law allows ePrescribing of all drugs to allow practitioners and pharmacies in TX to be compliant with the Federal SUPPORT ACT of 2018. Governor Abbot signed the TX Controlled Substance Act, House Bill 2174 which *mandates ePrescribing of controlled substances effective January 1, 2021.