Governor Signs Bill Creating Statewide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Governor Mike Parson signed a bill into law, which creates a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Governor Parson said. “SB 63 will help provide necessary information to health care professionals and empower them to make decisions that better serve their patients and assist in fighting the opioid epidemic in Missouri.” SB 63 establishes the Joint Oversight Task Force of Prescription Drug Monitoring, responsible for collecting and maintaining the prescription and dispensation of prescribed controlled substances to patients within the state. The legislation is designed to assist health care professionals in better monitoring the dispensation of opioids and other prescribed controlled substances to their patients.