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    Compulsory e-prescriptions coming soon

    The obligation to issue prescriptions in electronic form will enter into force on 8 January. Paper prescriptions will be issued in certain cases – reminds the Ministry of Health. The Ministry claims that the regulations do not provide for penalties, but encourage the transition to new rules.


    An electronic prescription can be issued after consulting a doctor, without visiting the office. It saves time, because the doctor can put it out for the whole year – the patient buys it when his batch of medicines ends. The e-prescription is legible, it cannot be destroyed or lost. Thanks to it, you can buy any medicine in a different pharmacy while retaining the refund, without requiring a prescription. On January 8, 2020, the obligation to use e-prescriptions will enter into force. Ministry of Health points out that in certain cases prescriptions will also be in paper form after this date. The provisions do not provide for penalties for doctors who, despite the statutory obligation, issue a prescription in paper form after January 8, 2020.



    By Ralf Roletschek – Praca własna, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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