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

Lisa Volk 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. 


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