At the July 11, 2018 meeting of the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Advisory Committee, the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy indicated it is working on legislation for introduction in 2019 concerning e-prescribing of controlled substances. LDA will be monitoring closely and sharing concerns with the board that new laws not place unnecessary additional burdens on prescribers.
• The Board of Pharmacy indicated it is working on legislation for introduction in 2019 concerning e-prescribing of controlled substances. More information (and possible draft legislation) to come at the next meeting on 10/10/18.
• The number of both prescriber (provider) and dispenser (pharmacist) record look ups continues to increase. Recent opioid legislation probably explains some of the increase.
• PMP software vendor contract expires 12/1/18. Board staff is working on an RFP that will request that vendors include, among other new features, a prescriber report card that measures (amongst other things ) compliance with look up requirements relating to opioid prescribing.