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SB21-098

Sunset Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Concerning the continuation of the prescription drug monitoring program.
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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