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Last Friday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law legislation that delays the deadline for prescriptions to be made electronically. According to iHealthBeat, the deadline for health care professionals to eliminate paper and rely fully on electronic prescriptions will be delayed until March 2016.

Here are some key pieces of information from the iHealthBeat article:

• The mandate applies to nurse practitioners, physicians, and other medical prescribers, and it covers all drug classes.

• The measure was unanimously passed by the New York state Assembly last month and was approved by the state Senate last month.

• Andrew Kleinman, president of the Medical Society of the State of New York, called the new law “a victory for patient safety.”

You can read the entire article here.

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