E-Prescription Waiver Upon Application No Longer Offered by Medical Licensure Board Effective January 1, 2021


In 2018, HB 2931 was signed into Oklahoma law mandating the use of electronic prescribing effective January 1, 2020. In order to accommodate licensed allopathic physicians, the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision (OSBMLS) offered waivers to this requirement upon application. EFFECTIVE January 1, 2021, the OSBMLS will no longer offer a waiver upon application. However, physicians licensed by the OSBMLS still have the opportunity to request a waiver based on any hardship (i.e. poor internet service). Here’s a link to an FAQ for Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances offered by the OSBMLS. The Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners will continue to offer a waiver upon application. All questions regarding a request for a waiver or extension should be directed to your respective Licensure Board: Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision (405.962.1400); Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners (405.528.8625). In addition, beginning January 1, 2021, Medicare is mandating that prescriptions for all controlled substances under Part D be transmitted electronically. 


E-PRESCRIBING SOFTWARE
The Oklahoma State Medical Association recognizes that each practice’s software needs are unique. Though we have not endorsed a particular software program or website, below are a couple of online review resources to help you find the e-prescribing software that best fits your requirements.

Software Advice
https://www.softwareadvice.com/medical/e-prescribing-comparison/
Offers an advanced search tool that filters software options by specialty, practice size and pricing. In addition, the site features in-depth user reviews and screen shots of software dashboards.

Capterra
https://www.capterra.com/eprescribing-software/
Offers a search tool that filters software options by features and pricing. In addition, the site features in-depth user reviews.