Important Information for

New York State Nursing Homes using Out-of-State Pharmacies


Facilities that are using pharmacies outside New York State may be able to continue submitting medication orders to their out-of-state pharmacy even after March 27, 2016 without dual authentication as required by EPCS.

Nevertheless, upon discharge a facility located in New York State needs to submit medication orders to the resident’s local pharmacy. In other words, even if your main pharmacy is not in New York State you will need to use EPCS dual authentication when forwarding discharge medication orders to your resident’s local pharmacy.

We therefore urge all facilities using our EMR software to acquire the EPCS hybrid tokens from IdenTrust as soon as possible unless you have filed with NYS BNE and received an EPCS waiver.


To order a token form IdenTrust click here.

To order vEMR Mobile Software for your doctors click here.