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Access To Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Concerning access to the electronic prescription drug monitoring program.
2017 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill modifies provisions relating to licensed health professionals' access to the electronic prescription drug monitoring program as follows:

  • Allows a health care provider who has authority to prescribe controlled substances, or the provider's designee, to query the program regarding a current patient, regardless of whether the provider is prescribing or considering prescribing a controlled substance to that patient;
  • Specifies that a veterinarian who is authorized to prescribe controlled substances may access the program to inquire about a current patient or client if the veterinarian suspects that the client has committed drug abuse or mistreated an animal; and
  • Specifies that, in addition to accessing the program when dispensing or considering dispensing a controlled substance, a pharmacist or designee of the pharmacist may access the program regarding a current patient to whom the pharmacist is dispensing or considering dispensing a prescription drug.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/06/2017 Signed Act PDF
    03/31/2017 Final Act PDF
    03/22/2017 Rerevised PDF
    03/21/2017 Revised PDF
    02/28/2017 Reengrossed PDF
    02/27/2017 Engrossed PDF
    01/31/2017 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details