OK State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Prescription Monitoring Program

New Legislation Effective – November 1, 2015


Prior to prescribing or authorizing for refill, if one hundred eighty days have lapsed prior to the previous access and check, of opiates, synthetic opiates, semisynthetic opiates, benzodiazepine or carisoprodol; to a patient of record, registrants or members of their medical or administrative staff shall be required until October 31, 2020, to access the information in the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) to assess medical necessity and possibility that the patient may be unlawfully obtaining prescription drugs in violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act. The duty to access and check shall not alter or otherwise amend appropriate medical standards of care. The registrant or medical provider shall note in the patient file the PMP has been checked and maintain a copy of the information. The State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners shall have the sole responsibility for enforcement. Nothing shall be construed so as to permit the Director of the State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control to assess administrative fines.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this new legislation please contact us at the board office and we will gladly answer your questions. Look for explanations in upcoming Board presentations, the Board’s website and the fall/winter Newsletter.



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