Remove Veterinarians from the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program

Last updated: Apr 15, 2018

Details about this bill
Category: Pharmacy Related
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Senator Jim Hamper, Senate 13 - Lincoln County
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 1730

Position:

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UPDATE: This bill has been passed.

UPDATE: This bill has been amended and received an Ought to Pass as Amended vote from the committee.

Summary:

This bill eliminates the requirement that veterinarians check prescription monitoring information under the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program upon prescribing certain medications, including opioids. It also changes the continuing education requirement to require a veterinarian who prescribes opioid medication to successfully complete 3 hours of continuing education every 2 years on the administration, prescription and management of controlled substances. Current law requires such a veterinarian to successfully complete 3 hours of continuing education every 2 years on the prescription of opioid medication.