Electronic Prescribing: Online Waiver Application

Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

The Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement would like to announce the availability of the Electronic Prescribing Waivers (EPW) application on the Health Commerce System (HCS).  This application allows an Institution, Medical Group Practice or a Practitioner to submit a request for a waiver from the requirement to electronically prescribe.

The BNE has attached instructions for using the online application based on the type of requestor:  Institution, Medical Group Practice or Practitioner.  A paper version for each requestor type are available upon request.

The BNE is working on posting this same information to their webpage.  Should you have any questions, please contact:

Sandra Knapp
Manager, Official Prescription Program
Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement
1-866-811-7957, Option 1

The waivers are good for one year.  NYSHFA is also working on a legislative adjustment to e-prescribing as we have discussed in past member mailings.  See MM of November 25th.

The BNE has established an institutional waiver process intended for skilled nursing facilities so that they can act on the behalf of your physicians.  NYSHFA will get you updated in early 2016 on our next steps.  But we want to remind all members that the March 27, 2016 date is still firm.


Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20