State-mandated E-Prescribing Takes Effect Jan. 1

Oct. 4, 2022 - The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs sent a formal statement to prescribers on Oct. 3, confirming that the Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) expects to begin enforcing Michigan’s new electronic-prescribing requirement on Jan. 1, 2023.

According to the notice, “BPL’s application of the electronic prescribing standard will coincide with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) application schedule for Part D prescription drug programs.”

This new e-prescribing standard, established by state law passed in 2020, applies to all controlled and non-controlled substance prescriptions. There are exemptions to the law, as listed in the e-prescribing FAQ (updated Sept. 30, 2022), and BPL is accepting waiver applications from prescribers who are unable to meet the requirement.