Issue: November 2, 2018

Published on November 2, 2018

Articles in this issue:

DOH: Commissioners Blanket Waiver Letter for Nursing Homes and Residential Health Care Facilities

Author: Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

Please see the attached important letter from the NYS Commissioner of Health to practitioners and pharmacists regarding additional exceptions to the electronic prescribing mandate for nursing homes and residential health care facilities. This letter extends the waiver until October 31, 2019. 

This letter will be emailed to all Nursing Home facilities and pharmacists through the Health Commerce System and will be posted on the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement’s website in the near future. 

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACT: 

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