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HB 1044 Prescription Monitoring Program; disclosure of certain information.

Introduced by: R. Steven Landes | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles | history

SUMMARY AS PASSED HOUSE:

Prescription Monitoring Program; disclosures. Provides that the Director of the Department of Health Professions may disclose information in the possession of the Prescription Monitoring Program about a specific recipient who is a member of a Virginia Medicaid managed care program to a physician or pharmacist licensed in the Commonwealth and employed by the Virginia Medicaid managed care program to determine eligibility for and to manage the care of the specific recipient in a Patient Utilization Management Safety or similar program. The bill also requires the Prescription Monitoring Program advisory committee to provide guidance to the Director regarding such disclosures. This bill is identical to SB 491.

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Prescription Monitoring Program; disclosures. Provides that the Director of the Department of Health Professions may disclose (i) information about a specific recipient contained in the Prescription Monitoring Program to a qualified licensed medical professional employed by the health plan of which the recipient is a member to identify potential misuse of covered substances by recipients for the purpose of intervention to prevent misuse and (ii) information about a specific dispenser or prescriber who participates in a health plan to a qualified licensed medical professional employed by that health plan to identify prescribing practices indicative of fraudulent activity.