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Sunset Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Concerning the continuation of the prescription drug monitoring program.
2021 Regular Session
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Bill Summary

The act continues the prescription drug monitoring program (program) indefinitely.

Additionally, the act:

  • Authorizes the state board of pharmacy (board) to promulgate rules that identify a list of prescription drugs that are not currently listed as controlled substances and require such drugs to be tracked through the program;
  • Authorizes each coroner to authorize deputy coroners to access the program;
  • Authorizes the board to create a data retention schedule for information obtained and stored by the program;
  • Eliminates the requirements that the board seek gifts, grants, and donations in order to maintain the program and report annually to committees of reference of the general assembly on the gifts, grants, and donations; and
  • Makes a technical change to remove a reference to the department of health care policy and financing from the statute as that department does not have access to the program.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/22/2021 Signed Act PDF
    06/14/2021 Final Act PDF
    05/28/2021 Rerevised PDF
    05/25/2021 Revised PDF
    04/28/2021 Reengrossed PDF
    04/27/2021 Engrossed PDF
    02/17/2021 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