Act 96 Exemptions for Abington - Jefferson Health and Jefferson Health – Northeast
The Department of Health has granted a one-year temporary exemption from Act 96’s requirement that controlled substances be prescribed electronically to the following:
That exemption applies to prescriptions written in the Hospitals for discharged patients and the physician practices employed by Abington – Jefferson Health and Jefferson Health – Northeast (formerly Aria Health). You can access the list of exempted employed physicians here and corresponding exemption letters above.
The Department of Health granted these exemptions because Abington – Jefferson Health’s and Jefferson Health – Northeast’s electronic medical record systems are transitioning to Epic. We anticipate full deployment coincident with our Epic implementation in October 2020.