An ACEP-developed provision that requires the Department of Defense to share controlled substance prescribing information of TRICARE beneficiaries with state prescription drug monitoring programs was successfully passed into law as part of H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. ACEP staff worked closely with Rep. Mike Turner (D-OH) to develop this legislative effort and ensure its inclusion in this year’s defense authorization bill.
ACEP-Led Provision Boosts Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
ACEP Now: Vol 38 – No 02 – February 2019
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With regard to state legislative activity regulating the opioid prescribing practices of emergency physicians, which of the following wouId you support? Check all that apply.
Polls results not statistically significant.
- Restrictions on duration (36%, 229 Votes)
- Restrictions of quantity (34%, 219 Votes)
- Mandatory checking of prescription drug monitoring systems for all opioid prescriptions from the ED (30%, 194 Votes)
Total Voters: 367