A health care program implemented by a physician or other qualified health care practitioner in the form of instructions that govern the plan of care for an individual patient. It is important to note that we prescribe medicines. We do not dispense them.
The state has an electronic database which collects designated data on substances dispensed in the state. The data are distributed from the database to individuals who are authorized under state law to receive the information for purposes of their profession. This information is useful in supporting access to legitimate use of controlled substances, identifying and deterring or preventing drug abuse and diversion, and facilitating and encouraging the identification, intervention with and treatment of persons addicted to prescription drugs.