Obtaining an HCS Account for Licensed Medical Professionals Is Now a Paperless Process


Posted: 09/26/2013
Category: I-STOP


The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has instituted a new online form in order to expedite the process of receiving a Health Commerce System account.

With the implementation of the new ISTOP Act, prescribers of controlled substances must have a Health Commerce System Account (HCS) to gain access to the New York State Prescription Monitoring Program registry.

The Health Commerce System (HCS) Medical Professions account request is now paperless and does not require signatures and notary. You may apply for an HCS account by filling out the online form.

Have your NYS DMV Driver License or NYS DMV Non-driver Photo ID ready. Medical Professionals that do not have a NYS DMV Driver License or NYS DMV Non-driver Photo ID can still apply for an HCS medical professions account using the existing process which requires signatures and a notary.

To apply for an HCS Medical Professions account through the NYSDOH or to access a quick reference guide please visit: https://apps.health.ny.gov/pub/top.html

If you need additional assistance, visit NYACP’s ISTOP Resource webpage for further details about the new law: http://www.nyacp.org/istop



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