Last month, CEPOP members sent a letter (click here) to the Missouri legislature, showing support for the enactment of a state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) and offering suggestions for legislation:

• Implement technological improvements to facilitate secure access to the PDMP through
electronic health information systems as expeditiously as possible;
• Allow for record retention for a reasonable amount of time – preferably at least one year;
• Enable appropriate interstate sharing of PDMP data;
• Include confidentiality protections from improper use of the system or of PDMP data,
including from inappropriate access under open public records laws; and
• Include penalties for knowingly disclosing, using or obtaining information other than as
authorized by law.