N.H. Code Admin. R. Pod 502.06 - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Current through Register Vol. 42, No. 14, April 7, 2022

(a) Prescribers required to register with the program under RSA 318-B:31-40, or his or her delegate, shall query the prescription drug monitoring program to obtain a history of schedule II-IV controlled substances dispensed to a patient, prior to prescribing an initial schedule II, III, and IV opioids for the management or treatment of this patient's pain and then periodically and at least twice per year, except when:
(1) Controlled medications are to be administered to patients in a health care setting; or
(2) The program is inaccessible or not functioning properly, due to an internal or external electronic issue; or
(3) An emergency department is experiencing a higher than normal patient volume such that querying the program database would materially delay care.
(b) A licensee shall document the exceptions described in (a)(2) and (3) above in the patient's medical record.


N.H. Code Admin. R. Pod 502.06
Derived From Volume XXXVII Number 15, Filed April 13, 2017, Proposed by #12149, Effective 3/25/2017, Expires 3/25/2027.

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