NYS Commissioner of Health Extends E- Prescribing Waiver for SNF

Esq. Stephen B. Hanse and Nancy Leveille and Lisa Volk

Howard Zucker, MD., NYS Commissioner of Heath, posted a letter to Practitioners and Pharmacists today granting a renewal of the blanket waiver of electronic prescribing requirements of Public Health Law 6810 for nursing homes and residential health care facilities. This blanket waiver is now extended from October 1, 2017 until October 31, 2018. The Commissioner noted that full compliance on electronic prescribing was going to take longer than the original extension date of October 31, 2017 for these health care organizations. The Commissioner further noted that any nursing home that anticipates full compliance would take longer that October 31, 2018 should apply for an individual waiver. Below is the link to the full letter.

https://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/narcotic/electronic_prescribing/docs/2017-06-15_nursing_home_waiver.pdf


NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Stephen B. Hanse, Esq.
President and CEO
518-462-4800 x11

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15