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CS/CS/HB 375 — Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

by Health and Human Services Committee; Health Quality Subcommittee; and Rep. Pigman and others (CS/SB 592 by Appropriations Committee and Senator Albritton)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill:

  • Exempts prescribers and dispensers from the requirement to check the prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) database if the patient to whom the drug is being prescribed or dispensed has been admitted to hospice;
  • Defines the term “electronic health recordkeeping system”;
  • Allows the Department of Health to enter into reciprocal contracts or agreements to share PDMP information with the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, the United States Department of Defense, or the Indian Health Service; and
  • Makes other conforming changes.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2019.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 114-0