Press Release

July 29, 2016

Implementation of Chapter 488 Public Law

Effective 7/29/2016: Implementation of Chapter 488 Public Law: An Act to Prevent Opiate Abuse by Strengthening the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program

Chapter 488 Public Law: An Act To Prevent Opiate Abuse by Strengthening the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program

As of 7/29/2016

Unless:

As of 1/1/2017

As of 7/1/2017

Here is a link to the legislation:

https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_127th/chapters/PUBLIC488.asp

Rulemaking is underway and will provide guidance for e-prescribing and clarify exceptions.