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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 76. Department Of Health Professions
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing the Prescription Monitoring Program
1/21/2022

18VAC76-20-50. Criteria for mandatory disclosure of information by the director.

A. In order to request disclosure of information contained in the program, an individual shall be registered with the director as an authorized agent entitled to receive reports under § 54.1-2523 B of the Code of Virginia.

1. Such request for registration shall contain an attestation from the applicant's employer of the eligibility and identity of such person.

2. Registration as an agent authorized to receive reports shall expire on June 30 of each even-numbered year or at any such time as the agent leaves or alters his current employment or otherwise becomes ineligible to receive information from the program.

B. An authorized agent shall only request disclosure of information related to a specific investigation, or in the case of a request from the Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program (HPMP), disclosure of information related to a specific applicant for or participant in HPMP. Requests shall be made in a format designated by the department and shall contain a case identifier number, a specified time period to be covered in the report, and the specific recipient, prescriber, or dispenser for which the report is to be made.

C. The request from an authorized agent shall include an attestation that the prescription data will not be further disclosed and only used for the purposes stated in the request and in accordance with the law.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2505 and 54.1-2520 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 24, eff. September 10, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 23, eff. August 23, 2006; Volume 29, Issue 22, eff. August 15, 2013.

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