* § 275. Applicability of prior authorization to EPIC. The panel shall, no later than April first, two thousand eight, proceed to make prior authorization under the preferred drug program and the clinical review drug program, under this article, applicable to prescriptions under EPIC. The panel shall take necessary actions consistent with this article to apply prior authorization under this article to EPIC. Upon determining that the necessary steps have been taken to apply prior authorization under this article to EPIC, the panel shall, with reasonable prior public notice, make prescriptions under EPIC subject to prior authorization under this article as of a specified date. If necessary, the panel may provide that such applicability take effect on separate dates for the preferred drug program and the clinical drug review program.