Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS) is a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) regulation that allows healthcare practitioners to write electronic prescriptions for controlled substances. In addition to reducing occurrences of fraud and prescription drug abuse, EPCS promotes the overall movement away from inefficient, paper-based prescriptions and facilitates electronic medication management and is a key component to tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic. EPCS is legal in all 50 states. Although DEA regulations do not mandate the use of EPCS, some states require all prescriptions to be submitted electronically (such as New York, Ohio, and Maine (7/1/2017)) while others are weighing mandating them in the future.
Two-factor authentication is required to maintain the closed system of controls.
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In this document
- What you need to comply with
- What is Identity Proofing
- What is Two-factor Authentication
- How to satisfy EPCS compliance with Digital Identity Management solutions
- VASCO EPCS Supporting Products
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