Maine Revised Statutes

§7262. Definitions - Article 2

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW).]

1. Authentication.   "Authentication" means the process of verifying the identity and credentials of a person before authorizing access to prescription data.
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2. Authorized.   "Authorized" means the granting of access privileges to prescription data.
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3. Bylaws.   "Bylaws" means those bylaws established by the interstate commission pursuant to section 7268 for its governance or for directing or controlling its actions and conduct.
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4. Commissioner.   "Commissioner" means the voting representative appointed by each member state pursuant to section 7266.
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5. Interstate commission or commission.   "Interstate commission" or "commission" means the Interstate Prescription Monitoring Program Commission created pursuant to section 7266.
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6. Member state.   "Member state" means any state that has adopted a prescription monitoring program and has enacted the enabling compact legislation.
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7. Practitioner.   "Practitioner" means a person licensed, registered or otherwise permitted to prescribe or dispense a prescription drug.
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8. Prescription data.   "Prescription data" means data transmitted by a prescription monitoring program that contains patient, prescriber, dispenser and prescription drug information.
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9. Prescription drug.   "Prescription drug" means any drug required to be reported to a state prescription monitoring program and includes but is not limited to substances listed in the federal Controlled Substances Act.
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10. Prescription monitoring program.   "Prescription monitoring program" means a program that collects, manages, analyzes and provides prescription data under the auspices of a state.
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11. Requestor.   "Requestor" means a person authorized by a member state who has initiated a request for prescription data.
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12. Rule.   "Rule" means a written statement by the interstate commission promulgated pursuant to section 7267 that is of general applicability; implements, interprets or prescribes a policy or provision of the compact; or is an organizational, procedural or practice requirement of the commission and has the force and effect of statutory law in a member state. "Rule" includes the amendment, repeal or suspension of an existing rule.
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13. State.   "State" means any state, commonwealth, district or territory of the United States.
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14. Technology infrastructure.   "Technology infrastructure" means the design, deployment and use of both individual technology-based components and the systems of such components to facilitate the transmission of information and prescription data among member states.
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15. Transmission.   "Transmission" means the release, transfer, provision or disclosure of information or prescription data among member states.
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SECTION HISTORY
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