Washington 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​
Washington law allows ePrescribing of all drugs to allow practitioners and pharmacies in WA to be compliant with the Federal SUPPORT ACT of 2018. Washington law RCW 69.50.312(1) *mandates ePrescribing of controlled substances to be effective January 1, 2022 per request of Dr. Shah. Also important to note that the WA Commission is no longer approving ePrescribing systems operating in WA, they continue to require that they meet federal rules for electronically communicated prescriptions for controlled substance[s] included in Schedules II through V, as set forth in Title 21 C.F.R. Parts 1300, 1304, 1306, and 1311.