37-7-1502. Prescription drug registry -- purpose. (1) The board shall establish and maintain a prescription drug registry for the purpose of improving patient safety by:
(a) making a list of controlled substances prescribed to a patient available to the patient or to the patient's health care provider; and
(b) allowing authorized staff of the board who have signed appropriate confidentiality agreements to review the registry for possible misuse and diversion of controlled substances.
(2) The board shall electronically collect information on prescription drug orders involving controlled substances pursuant to 37-7-1503 and shall disseminate information as provided in 37-7-1504 through 37-7-1506.
History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 241, L. 2011.