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(720 ILCS 570/316)
Prescription Monitoring Program.
(a) The Department must provide for a
Prescription Monitoring Program for Schedule II, III, IV, and V controlled substances that includes the following components and requirements:
(1) The dispenser must transmit to the central
repository, in a form and manner specified by the Department, the following information:
(A) The recipient's name and address.
(B) The recipient's date of birth and gender.
(C) The national drug code number of the
controlled substance dispensed.
(E) The quantity of the controlled substance
dispensed and days supply.
(F) The dispenser's United States Drug
Enforcement Administration registration number.
(G) The prescriber's United States Drug
Enforcement Administration registration number.
(H) The dates the controlled substance
(I) The payment type used to purchase the
controlled substance (i.e. Medicaid, cash, third party insurance).
(J) The patient location code (i.e. home, nursing
home, outpatient, etc.) for the controlled substances other than those filled at a retail pharmacy.
(K) Any additional information that may be
required by the department by administrative rule, including but not limited to information required for compliance with the criteria for electronic reporting of the American Society for Automation and Pharmacy or its successor.
(2) The information required to be transmitted under
this Section must be transmitted not later than the end of the business day on which a controlled substance is dispensed, or at such other time as may be required by the Department by administrative rule.
(3) A dispenser must transmit electronically, as
provided by Department rule, the information required to be transmitted under this Section.
(3.5) The requirements of paragraphs (1), (2), and
(3) of this subsection also apply to opioid treatment programs that are licensed or certified by the Department of Human Services' Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery and are authorized by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to prescribe Schedule II, III, IV, or V controlled substances for the treatment of opioid use disorders. Opioid treatment programs shall attempt to obtain written patient consent, shall document attempts to obtain the written consent, and shall not transmit information without patient consent. Documentation obtained under this paragraph shall not be utilized for law enforcement purposes, as proscribed under 42 CFR 2, as amended by 42 U.S.C. 290dd-2. Treatment of a patient shall not be conditioned upon his or her written consent.
(4) The Department may impose a civil fine of up to
$100 per day for willful failure to report controlled substance dispensing to the Prescription Monitoring Program. The fine shall be calculated on no more than the number of days from the time the report was required to be made until the time the problem was resolved, and shall be payable to the Prescription Monitoring Program.
(a-5) Notwithstanding subsection (a), a licensed veterinarian is exempt from the reporting requirements of this Section. If a person who is presenting an animal for treatment is suspected of fraudulently obtaining any controlled substance or prescription for a controlled substance, the licensed veterinarian shall report that information to the local law enforcement agency.
(b) The Department, by rule, may include in the Prescription Monitoring Program certain other select drugs that are not included in Schedule II, III, IV, or V. The Prescription Monitoring Program does not apply to
controlled substance prescriptions as exempted under Section
(c) The collection of data on select drugs and scheduled substances by the Prescription Monitoring Program may be used as a tool for addressing oversight requirements of long-term care institutions as set forth by Public Act 96-1372. Long-term care pharmacies shall transmit patient medication profiles to the Prescription Monitoring Program monthly or more frequently as established by administrative rule.
(d) The Department of Human Services shall appoint a full-time Clinical Director of the Prescription Monitoring Program.
(f) It is the responsibility of any new, ceased, or unconnected healthcare facility and its selected Electronic Health Records System or Pharmacy Management System to make contact with and ensure integration with the Prescription Monitoring Program.
As soon as practicable after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 103rd General Assembly, the Department shall adopt rules requiring Electronic Health Records Systems and Pharmacy Management Systems to interface, by January 1, 2024, with the Prescription Monitoring Program to ensure that providers have access to specific patient records during the treatment of their patients. The Department shall identify actions to be taken if a prescriber's Electronic Health Records System and Pharmacy Management Systems does not effectively interface with the Prescription Monitoring Program once the Prescription Monitoring Program is aware of the non-integrated connection.
(g) The Department, in consultation with the Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Committee, shall adopt rules allowing licensed prescribers or pharmacists who have registered to access the Prescription Monitoring Program to authorize a licensed or non-licensed designee employed in that licensed prescriber's office or a licensed designee in a licensed pharmacist's pharmacy who has received training in the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and 42 CFR 2 to consult the Prescription Monitoring Program on their behalf. The rules shall include reasonable parameters concerning a practitioner's authority to authorize a designee, and the eligibility of a person to be selected as a designee. In this subsection (g), "pharmacist" shall include a clinical pharmacist employed by and designated by a Medicaid Managed Care Organization providing services under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code under a contract with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services for the sole purpose of clinical review of services provided to persons covered by the entity under the contract to determine compliance with subsections (a) and (b) of Section 314.5 of this Act. A managed care entity pharmacist shall notify prescribers of review activities.
(Source: P.A. 102-527, eff. 8-20-21; 102-813, eff. 5-13-22; 103-477, eff. 8-4-23.)