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Opioid Prescribing Education Rules

Senate Bill 2 of the 129th General Assembly requires state agencies, including the Board, to draft rules in collaboration with stakeholders, assess and justify any adverse impact on the business community (as defined by SB 2), and provide opportunity for the affected public to provide input on the rules.

The Board is proposing a new Ohio Administrative Code Rule 4715-6-02 “Prescribing opioid analgesics for acute pain.” and is also proposing to amend Rules 4715-3-01 “Definitions.” and 4715-8-01 “Continuing education requirements.”

Attached are copies of the proposed new and proposed amended rules.  You may also view these documents by visiting the Board’s website under Laws and Rules Tab. 

 

CHANGES COMING TO OARRS

The Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) is upgrading to the PMP AWARxE software platform on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

On April 20, 2017, The OARRS registration function will be disabled to allow for the upgrade to the new system. Anyone wishing to register for an OARRS account should register prior to April 20, 2017. 

For additional information about the upcoming transition, including information regarding the transfer of your OARRS account, please visit: www.pharmacy.ohio.gov/OARRSupdate

Saturday, April 8, 2017 Meeting: Opioid prescribing by dentists

The Ohio State Dental Board Law and Rules Review Committee Chair, Marybeth Shaffer, D.M.D., has called a special meeting of the Law and Rules Review Committee for April 8, beginning at 10:30 a.m. for the purpose of discussing proposed opioid prescribing requirements for dentists.

 The Committee meeting is open to the public and will be held in Conference Room A of the Grandview Heights Public Library, 1685 West First Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43212.

Extends Licensure Deadline for Previously Exempted Prescriber Locations that Store Controlled Substances

On April 4, 2017, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy adopted the following resolution: Resolution: Extension for Licensure of Entities Possessing Controlled Substances (Adopted 4.3.2017)

The Board hereby grants an extension to all previously exempted prescribers that possess controlled substances in their offices from the requirement to obtain a terminal distributor of dangerous drugs license in accordance with section 4729.541 of the Revised Code. This extension is hereby valid until June 1, 2017.

 This resolution extends the TDDD licensing requirement for these exempted prescribers to June 1, 2017. Wholesalers will still be permitted to sell to these locations during this extension period.   

After June 1, 2017, a wholesaler shipping controlled substances to any prescriber office in Ohio must verify the prescriber is appropriately licensed as a Category III Terminal Distributor of Dangerous Drugs by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

 For more information on this requirement, please visit: www.pharmacy.ohio.gov/TDDDcs

“Acute Prescribing Rules Announced”

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, Ms. Constance Clark, R.D.H., the Board’s president, joined Governor John R. Kasich and other leadership to announce new limits on opioid prescribing for acute pain. These proposed rules will be discussed by the Board during a special meeting of the Laws and Rules Committee on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:30AM at the Grandview Public Library.  The Rules will then be presented to the full Board and will go through the standard rule review and adoption process.

Acute Prescribing Rules FAQs

For more information on the proposed rules, click here.

TDDD- Update as of March 10, 2017

If you hold a General Anesthesia or IV Conscious Sedation Permit with the Ohio State Dental Board, on January 4, 2017, Governor Kasich signed House Bill 319, which requires all locations which possess controlled substances to obtain a Terminal Distributor of Dangerous Drugs (TDDD) license with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.  Please review the Guidance Document which was published by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and the Terminal Distributor of Dangerous Drugs License Application, which are attached to this email.

If you have additional questions about this license, you should contact the Ohio Board of Pharmacy at 614-466-4143 or via email at contact@pharmacy.ohio.gov.  For any unresolved questions, please contact the Dental Board at 614-466-2580 or via email dental.board@den.ohio.gov

Terminal Distributor of Dangerous Drugs (TDDD)

If you hold a General Anesthesia or IV Conscious Sedation Permit with the Ohio State Dental Board, on January 4, 2017, Governor Kasich signed House Bill 319, which requires all locations which possess controlled substances to obtain a Terminal Distributor of Dangerous Drugs (TDDD) license with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.  Please review the Guidance Document which was published by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and the Terminal Distributor of Dangerous Drugs License Application, which are attached to this email.

If you have additional questions about this license, you should contact the Ohio Board of Pharmacy at 614-466-4143 or via email at contact@pharmacy.ohio.gov.  For any unresolved questions, please contact the Dental Board at 614-466-2580 or via email dental.board@den.ohio.gov

 


TDDD Requirements for Controlled Substances

All locations that possess controlled substances are required to obtain licensure as a category III terminal distributor of dangerous drugs from the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy. This requirement applies to all locations and includes previously exempted prescriber practices (dentist, solo-practitioners, etc.) if they possess controlled substances.  Please be advised that this requirement takes effect on April 6, 2017. More information on this provision can be found by visiting: www.pharmacy.ohio.gov/TDDDcs.



Banned Devices; Powdered Surgeon's Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination Gloves, and Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon's Glove

Please see the link for The Rule, in its entirety, is here:  https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/19/2016-30382/banned-devices-powdered-surgeons-gloves-powdered-patient-examination-gloves-and-absorbable-powder

Updated Permissible Practices

Dental Hygienist: 
http://www.dental.ohio.gov/Licensure/DentalHygienist.aspx 

Dental Assistant: 
http://www.dental.ohio.gov/Licensure/DentalAssistantRadiographer.aspx

EFDA's: http://www.dental.ohio.gov/Licensure/ExpandedFunctionDentalAuxiliary.aspx