Senate Bill 286 - view text of the bill here - was signed into law by Governor John Lynch on June 12, 2012. It creates a controlled drug health and safety program (prescription monitoring program) and the Board of Pharmacy has been tasked with implementing the program through the use of Federal & private grants & at no cost to the state general fund. NH will join the 48 other states which currently have prescription monitoring programs in place. Once the program is implemented, it will be monitoring controlled drug prescriptions (DEA Schedule II through IV) to track/flag "doctor shoppers" and multiple/duplicate controlled substance prescriptions for a patient and notify law enforcement and the various state/federal regulatory boards of any unusual activity.
View the State Statute (RSA 318-B:31-38) regarding the program.
View the Board's Rules (Ph 1500) regarding the program.
A 13-Member Advisory Council was created to assist the Board of Pharmacy in an advisory capacity and with the development / operation of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (Controlled Drug Health & Safety Program).
More information on the program can be obtained by contacting the PMP Program Manager, Michelle Ricco Jonas by phone 603-271-6980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The PMP Advisory Council Meets on the Third Monday of Every Month from 3:00 - 5:00 PM and the public is welcome to attend. The meetings are held at the Philbrook Building, 121 South Fruit Street, Concord, NH.