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SB21-098

Sunset Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Concerning the continuation of the prescription drug monitoring program, and, in connection therewith, implementing recommendations contained in the 2020 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

Sunset Process - Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies' 2020 sunset review and report by:

  • Continuing the prescription drug monitoring program (program) until September 1, 2028 ( sections 4 and 5 of the bill);
  • Authorizing 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 ( section 2 );
  • Authorizing each coroner to authorize deputy coroners to access the program ( section 2 );
  • Authorizing the board to create a data retention schedule for information obtained and stored by the program ( section 2 );
  • Requiring the board to report its efforts to seek outside funding for the program during the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" hearings ( section 3 ); and
  • Making 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 ( section 2 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. S. Jaquez Lewis, Sen. B. Pettersen
Rep. K. Mullica, Rep. J. Rich

Sponsor

Sen. R. Fields, Sen. J. Ginal

Co-sponsor

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