Maine Revised Statutes

§7261. Purpose - Article 1

The purpose of the interstate prescription monitoring program compact, referred to in this chapter as "the compact," is to provide a mechanism for state prescription monitoring programs to securely share prescription data to improve public health and safety. The compact is intended to: [2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW).]

1. Enhance state prescription monitoring programs.   Enhance the ability of state prescription monitoring programs, in accordance with state laws, to provide an efficient and comprehensive tool for:
A. Practitioners to monitor patients and support treatment decisions; [2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW).]
B. Law enforcement officials to conduct diversion investigations when authorized by state law; [2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW).]
C. Regulatory agencies to conduct investigations or other appropriate reviews when authorized by state law; and [2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW).]
D. Other uses of prescription drug data authorized by state law for purposes of curtailing drug abuse and diversion; and [2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Provide technology infrastructure.   Provide a technology infrastructure to facilitate secure data transmission.
[ 2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW) .]
2011, c. 217, §1 (NEW).