Maine Revised Statutes

§7249. Reporting of prescription monitoring information

1. Information required.  Each dispenser shall submit to the department, by electronic means or other format specified in a waiver granted by the department, specific items of information regarding dispensed controlled substances determined by the office from the following list:
A. The dispenser identification number; [2003, c. 483, §1 (NEW).]
B. The date the prescription was filled; [2003, c. 483, §1 (NEW).]
C. The prescription number; [2003, c. 483, §1 (NEW).]
D. Whether the prescription is new or is a refill; [2003, c. 483, §1 (NEW).]
E. The National Drug Code (NDC) for the drug dispensed; [2003, c. 483, §1 (NEW).]
F. The quantity dispensed; [2003, c. 483, §1 (NEW).]
G. The dosage; [2003, c. 483, §1 (NEW).]
H. The patient identification number; [2003, c. 483, §1 (NEW).]
I. The patient name; [2003, c. 483, §1 (NEW).]
J. The patient address; [2003, c. 483, §1 (NEW).]
K. The patient date of birth; [2003, c. 483, §1 (NEW).]
L. The prescriber identification number; [2003, c. 483, §1 (NEW).]
M. The date the prescription was issued by the prescriber; and [2003, c. 483, §1 (NEW).]
N. The department-issued serial number if the department chooses to establish a serial prescription system. [2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §68 (AMD).]
[ 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §68 (AMD) .]
2. Frequency.  Each dispenser shall submit the information required under subsection 1 as frequently as specified by the department.
[ 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §68 (AMD) .]
3. Waiver.  The department may grant a waiver of the electronic submission requirement under subsection 1 to any dispenser for good cause, including financial hardship, as determined by the department. The waiver must state the format and frequency with which the dispenser is required to submit the required information.
[ 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §68 (AMD) .]
4. Immunity from liability.  A dispenser is immune from liability for disclosure of information if the disclosure was made pursuant to and in accordance with this chapter.
[ 2003, c. 483, §1 (NEW) .]
5. Participation requirements.  If less than 90% of the prescribers in a class of prescribers described in paragraphs A to F are registered in the program on January 1, 2014, then all the members of that class of prescribers shall register in the program by March 1, 2014. The following are the classes of prescribers that are subject to the provisions of this subsection:
A. Allopathic physicians licensed pursuant to Title 32, chapter 48, subchapter 2; [2011, c. 477, Pt. K, §1 (NEW).]
B. Osteopathic physicians licensed pursuant to Title 32, chapter 36; [2011, c. 477, Pt. K, §1 (NEW).]
C. Dentists licensed pursuant to Title 32, chapter 16, subchapter 3; [2011, c. 477, Pt. K, §1 (NEW).]
D. Physician assistants licensed pursuant to Title 32, chapter 48, subchapter 2; [2011, c. 477, Pt. K, §1 (NEW).]
E. Podiatrists licensed pursuant to Title 32, chapter 51; and [2011, c. 477, Pt. K, §1 (NEW).]
F. Advanced practice registered nurses licensed pursuant to Title 32, chapter 31, subchapter 3. [2011, c. 477, Pt. K, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2011, c. 477, Pt. K, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 483, §1 (NEW). 2011, c. 477, Pt. K, §1 (AMD). 2011, c. 657, Pt. AA, §68 (AMD).

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