Long Term Care (LTC):
The Bureau of Drug Control has adopted a policy similar to many other states that sponsor a monitoring program. The Prescription Monitoring Program's (PMP) policy is that pharmacies that provide (dispense) medications to LTC facility residents do not have to report this population's controlled substance (CII-CIV) dispensing activity.
However, if the pharmacy dispenses to non-LTC residents (i.e.: outpatient hospice, outpatient home infusion, pharmacy employees/families or outpatient retail customers) reporting to the PMP must occur.
The Prescription Monitoring Program's policy for a dispenser who has a business day of dispensing activity of "0", are required to report via the web-based system. No reports are required on days that the business is closed.
The Prescription Monitoring Program's policy is that any pharmacy that dispenses home infusion medications to outpatient hospice and/ or outpatient home infusion patients, must report to the PMP.
Emergency Room / Department Dispensing:
The Prescription Monitoring Program's policy is that any controlled substance (CII-CIV) dispensing activity, up to a forty-eight (48) hour supply, in a licensed institutional or hospital emergency room/department does not have to report to the PMP. However, if a facility emergency room/department dispenses quantities greater than a forty-eight (48) hour supply, the dispensing activity must be reported to the PMP.
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