CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES PRESCRIPTION MONITORING POLICY

HOW DOES THIS AFFECT ME?

In accordance with the guidelines issued by both the Virginia prescription monitoring program and the North Carolina medical board STOP Act, FMOA prescribers have the right to periodically run a report to review prescriptions previously dispensed to you for controlled substance medications to assist with making future treatment decisions. This data can be accessed by authorized users, including prescribers in this practice/facility, to promote appropriate prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances for legitimate medical purposes. In order to keep you safe, this means we may review the following before prescribing a controlled substance to you:

  • Dates your prescriptions were filled
  • Names of prescribing physicians
  • Locations of pharmacies that filled your prescriptions
  • Quantity received in each prescription

WILL I BE ABLE TO REVIEW THE REPORT?

If you have any questions about what may appear, your provider may discuss the report with you, but he or she is not able to provide you with a printed copy due to state laws.

CAN MY PHYSICIAN SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH OTHER PHYSICIANS?

If another provider initiates a prescription for a controlled medication for you, your provider can discuss your history with the prescribing provider.

I HAVE QUESTIONS, WHO SHOULD I ASK?

Ask your provider during your visit. He or she will be glad to assist you and answer any questions.

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