24-hour reporting to Prescription Monitoring Program
Purpose of legislation
Provides that, beginning January 1, 2017, reports by dispensers to the Prescription Monitoring Program (the Program) shall be made within 24 hours or the dispenser's next business day, whichever comes later. The bill also allows the Director of the Department of Health Professions to disclose information about a specific recipient to a prescriber for the purpose of establishing the treatment history of the specific recipient when the prescriber is consulting on the treatment of such recipient; allows the Director to disclose information on a specific recipient to a dispenser for the purpose of establishing a prescription history to assist the dispenser in providing clinical consultation on the care and treatment of the recipient; removes the requirement that information disclosed to a dispenser for the purpose of determining the validity of a prescription be disclosed only when the recipient is seeking a covered substance from the dispenser or the facility in which the dispenser practices; and provides that a prescriber may include information obtained from the Program for the purpose of establishing the treatment history of a specific recipient in the recipient's medical record.
|Legislation mandating a change||Chap 309 (2016)|
|VAC chapters to be amended|
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