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HB14-1283 - Modify Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Modifications To The Electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

The bill makes the following modifications to the electronic prescription drug monitoring program:

  • Authorizes the state board of pharmacy, in consultation with other state boards that oversee prescribing practitioners, to develop criteria for indicators of controlled substance misuse, abuse, and diversion and, based on those criteria, to disseminate unsolicited reports of prescription-specific data to prescribing practitioners and dispensing pharmacies to assist in preventing and reducing prescription drug misuse, abuse, and diversion;
  • Allows the departments of public health and environment and health care policy and financing to access the electronic database for public health purposes and medicaid patient care coordination, respectively;
  • Allows an out-of-state pharmacist to access the database in connection with a current patient to whom the pharmacist is dispensing a controlled substance or is providing clinical patient care services;
  • Adds individual pharmacies as an eligible subject for information requests by law enforcement officials if the request for information is accompanied by a court order or subpoena;
  • Allows a prescribing practitioner or a pharmacist to delegate authority to access the database to up to 3 designees acting for the practitioner or pharmacist, and requires each designee to register with the program;
  • Starting January 1, 2015, or by an earlier date determined by the director of the division of professions and occupations, requires prescribing practitioners and pharmacists to register and create user accounts with the program;
  • Allows federally owned and operated pharmacies to submit data to the database; and
  • Authorizes the executive director of the department of regulatory agencies to create a prescription drug monitoring program task force, or to request assistance from the team assembled by the governor's office to develop a plan to reduce prescription drug abuse, to study the program and make recommendations to the executive director on ways to ensure that the program is effective at reducing prescription drug abuse and misuse.
Latest update: May 21, 2014
05/21/2014 Governor Signed
05/12/2014 Sent to the Governor
05/12/2014 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/09/2014 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/05/2014 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/02/2014 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/01/2014 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/29/2014 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/24/2014 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/08/2014 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
04/07/2014 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/04/2014 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/04/2014 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/06/2014 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
02/18/2014 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment