RULE 038.00.18-005 - Article XX

RULE 038.00.18-005. Article XX

ARTICLE XX PRESCRIBING

1. Pursuant to Act 820 of 2017, a prescriber who prescribes Schedule drugs shall be required by the Board to register with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and access patient information before writing a prescription for an opioid.

2. A practitioner who fails to access the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program as required is subject to disciplinary action by the Board.

3. PRESCRIBER REQUIREMENTS:

a. It is incumbent of dentist to prescribe sufficient but minimal opiate medications. Any prescription for a Scheduled II or III opiate shall not exceed the total maximum manufacturer's recommended daily dose for a total of 7 days administration (7 time the MRDD).

b. Patient record must be documented for need of any re-dosing.

c. Dentist shall check the information in the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program when prescribing:

i. An opioid from Schedule II or III for every time prescribing the medication to a patient; and

ii. A benzodiazepine medication for the first time prescribing the medication to a patient

d. Within the first two (2) years of being granted a license in the state, a prescriber shall obtain a minimum of three (3) hours of prescribing education approved by the board under this section shall include:

i. Options for online and in person programs; and

ii. Information on prescribing rules, regulations, and laws that apply to individuals who are licensed in Arkansas.

iii. Information and instructions on prescribing controlled substances, records keeping and maintain safe and professional boundaries.

e. Current license in the state have until December 31, 2019 to complete the minimum three (3) hours of prescribing education referenced in this article 3.d.

(7/20/2018)

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