Virginia 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 if covered by Medicare and Opioids regardless of payor
In effect​
Virginia law allows ePrescribing of all drugs to allow practitioners and pharmacies in VA to be compliant with the Federal SUPPORT ACT of 2018. Virginia law Section 54.1-3408.02 of the Drug Control Act related to the transmission of prescriptions requires that any prescription for a controlled substance (CS) that contains an opioid shall be issued as an electronic prescription effective July 1, 2020.