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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE XV REGULATION OF TRADE
  • CHAPTER 94C CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
  • Section 7A Registration as participant in prescription monitoring program

[ Text of section effective until January 1, 2015. For text effective January 1, 2015, see below.]

  Section 7A. Upon obtaining or renewing a registration under section 7, a practitioner who prescribes controlled substances shall automatically and without further action be registered as a participant in the prescription monitoring program established in section 24A. The department shall provide each participant with a unique user name and access code for the program. For the purposes of this section, a practitioner shall not include a veterinarian.

[ Text of section as amended by 2014, 165, Sec. 131 effective January 1, 2015. See 2014, 165, Sec. 286. For text effective until January 1, 2015, see above.]

  Section 7A. Upon obtaining or renewing a registration under section 7, a practitioner who prescribes controlled substances shall automatically and without further action be registered as a participant in the prescription monitoring program established in section 24A. The department shall provide each participant with a unique user name and access code for the program. For the purposes of this section, a practitioner shall not include a veterinarian; provided, however, that a practitioner shall include a physician assistant, nurse anesthetist or a registered nurse authorized by the board of registration in nursing to practice in an advanced practice nursing role.