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Bill Detail: HB22-1115

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Title Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Status Signed by the President of the Senate (05/25/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Professions & Occupations
House Sponsors M. Soper (R)
C. Kipp (D)
Senate Sponsors B. Pettersen (D)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 01/21/2022
Summary

The bill:
  • Clarifies that every prescriber must query the prescription
drug monitoring program (program) prior to filling a
prescription for an opioid or benzodiazepine (section 1 of
the bill);
  • Requires each prescriber and pharmacist to attest that they
have registered and are maintaining a user account with the
program and that they are aware of the penalties for

noncompliance (sections 2 through 8);
  • Allows a practitioner or pharmacist who is registered with
the program to authorize an unlimited number of designees
to access the program on the practitioner's or pharmacist's
behalf if the designees meet the eligibility criteria and to
register those designees in a group designee user account.
The practitioner or pharmacist is required to approve,
maintain, and track the identifying information of each
authorized designee in the group designee user account
(section 9).
  • Requires the division of professions and occupations
(division) to solicit applications from public and private
integration organizations and, on or before January 1, 2023,
approve qualified integration organizations that
practitioners and pharmacists may use to integrate the
program with patient electronic medical records (section
9
); and
  • Requires the division to implement a process whereby
practitioners and pharmacists may apply for and receive
reimbursement from the division for all or a portion of the
costs of integrating the program with electronic medical
records (section 9).

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