Maine’s Governor mandates E-prescribing for Controlled Substances

Maine is the second state to require e-prescribing for controlled substances. Such a mandate took effect in New York March 27. “An Act To Prevent Opiate Abuse by Strengthening the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program,” requires Maine prescriber participation in the Prescription Monitoring Program and sets limits for the strength and duration of opioid prescriptions, beginning January 2017. The law also calls for prescribers to undergo addiction training every two years.