House Study Bill 519 - Introduced HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY BILL BY CHAIRPERSON BAUDLER) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the real-time transmittal of information to 1 the prescription monitoring program by licensed pharmacies 2 and including effective date provisions. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 5142YC (2) 87 ss/rh
H.F. _____ Section 1. Section 124.550, Code 2018, is amended by adding 1 the following new subsection: 2 NEW SUBSECTION . 3. “Real-time” refers to a computer system 3 that updates information at the same rate as it receives 4 information. 5 Sec. 2. Section 124.551, subsection 3, Code 2018, is amended 6 to read as follows: 7 3. The board shall implement technological improvements 8 to facilitate secure access to the program through electronic 9 health and pharmacy information systems. The board shall 10 ensure that information submitted to the program pursuant to 11 section 124.552, subsection 1, can be submitted and displayed 12 in real time. The board shall collect, store, and disseminate 13 program information consistent with security criteria 14 established by rule, including use of appropriate encryption or 15 other industry-recognized security technology. 16 Sec. 3. Section 124.552, subsections 2 and 3, Code 2018, are 17 amended to read as follows: 18 2. Information shall be submitted electronically in real 19 time in a secure format specified by the board unless the board 20 has granted a waiver and approved an alternate secure format. 21 3. Information shall be timely transmitted in real time 22 as designated by the board and advisory council by rule, 23 unless the board grants an extension. The board may grant an 24 extension if either of the following occurs: 25 a. The pharmacy suffers a mechanical or electronic failure, 26 or cannot meet the deadline established by the board for other 27 reasons beyond the pharmacy’s control. 28 b. The board is unable to receive electronic submissions. 29 Sec. 4. Section 124.554, subsection 1, paragraph b, Code 30 2018, is amended to read as follows: 31 b. An electronic real-time format for the submission of 32 information from pharmacies. 33 Sec. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act takes effect July 1, 2019. 34 EXPLANATION 35 -1- LSB 5142YC (2) 87 ss/rh 1/ 2
H.F. _____ The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 1 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 2 This bill requires the board of pharmacy to implement a 3 real-time reporting function for the information program for 4 drug prescribing and dispensing by January 1, 2019. The 5 bill also requires licensed pharmacies that dispense certain 6 controlled substances to transmit information about dispensed 7 prescriptions to the program in real-time by January 1, 2019. 8 -2- LSB 5142YC (2) 87 ss/rh 2/ 2