E-prescriptions law signed off by President

President Andrzej Duda has signed into law the e-prescriptions package passed by Parliament in March. The law will help ease the implementation of e-prescriptions, so that nationwide rollout can be completed by 1 January 2020.

The Ministry of Health wants all pharmacies to be prepared to honour e-prescriptions by the end of 2018, and all of the country’s medical practices to issue them from 1 January 2020.

The legislation also contains several other changes. The most notable of those allows doctors to issue prescriptions based on an online consultation.