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Electronic prescriptions permitted (new law)

Published (5/25/2012)
By Sue Hegarty
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Technical changes will be made to laws governing how doctors submit prescriptions to pharmacies for controlled substances, effective Aug. 1, 2012.

The modifications will allow doctors to issue prescriptions electronically in instances where current law requires prescribing through a written or oral method.

Rep. Bob Barrett (R-Lindstrom) and Sen. David Hann (R-Eden Prairie) sponsor the law.

Proponents said the technical changes should result in more efficient prescribing and a cost savings.

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