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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Concerning changes to the prescription drug monitoring program pursuant to the March 2021 audit report issued by the office of the state auditor.
2022 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The act clarifies that:

  • Each prescriber of prescription drugs must register and maintain a user account with the prescription drug monitoring program (program); and
  • Each licensed health-care practitioner must query the program prior to filling a prescription for every opioid or benzodiazepine.

The act requires the group tasked with developing a strategic plan to reduce prescription drug misuse to evaluate and make recommendations to the executive director of the department of regulatory agencies regarding balancing the use of the program as a health-care tool with enforcement of the requirements of the program.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

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