Governor Parson Signs Bill Creating Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Missouri is the final state in the country to have a prescription drug monitoring program, following Governor Parson’s signing of Senate Bill 63 into law.

The program will assist healthcare professionals better monitor and dispense opioids and other prescribed controlled substances.

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Patient information is protected information under HIPAA and will continue to be maintained as such per federal law.

Senate Bill 63 also considers patient information a closed record under state law and will not be provided to law enforcement agencies, prosecution officials, or regulatory bodies unless specifically allowed by HIPAA.

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