Physician Openings On PMP Advisory Council

Date of Publication May 11, 2018

Are you interested in serving on the Iowa Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Advisory Council? There are currently three openings for physicians.

The Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Council is to be comprised of 8 members, and 3 of the 4 physician slots are vacant at this time. The term length is categorized as being at the "pleasure of the governor." Historically, the PMP Advisory Council has met in person annually to address the following in relation to the PMP and, accordingly, recommend rule changes:

  • Ensuring confidentiality
  • Preserving the integrity of the patient's treatment relationship with the patient's health care providers
  • Encouraging and facilitating cooperative efforts among health care practitioners and other interested and knowledgeable persons in developing best practices for prescribing and dispensing controlled substances and in educating healthcare practitioners and patients regarding controlled substance use and abuse
  • Making recommendations regarding the continued benefits of maintaining the program in relationship to cost and other burdens to the patient, prescribing practitioner, and the pharmacy board.

There is legislation currently awaiting the governor’s signature which will require that physicians register for the PMP at the time of renewing their Controlled Substance Act registration with the Board of Pharmacy. Starting with the next CSA registration cycle, prescribers or their designated agents must utilize the PMP prior to issuing an opioid script.

If you are interested in serving on the advisory council please contact Dennis Tibben with the IMS Center for Physician Advocacy. To apply for a position, click on the button below.


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