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News from the WV Board of Veterinary Medicine

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  • Opioid Reduction Act - Effective June 9, 2018

    6/18/2018

    Pursuant to WV Code 16-54-4.(i), a veterinarian may not issue more than an initial opioid prescription for more than a 7 day supply. The prescription shall be for the lowest effective dose, which in the medical judgment of the veterinarian, would be the best course of treatment for this patient and his or her condition.

    The WV Board of Pharmacy will be issuing quarterly reports of opioid prescribing patterns to identify potentially   unusual or abnormal prescribers.  These reports will be provided to the appropriate licensing board.  WV Code 30-10-19 states that the Board may upon its own motion and shall upon the written complaint of any person or based upon the     quarterly report from the Board of Pharmacy as required by WV Code 60A-9-1 et seq. of this code cause an investigation to be made to determine whether grounds exist for disciplinary action under this article.  

    §60a-9-5a (b):   All persons with prescriptive or dispensing authority …. upon initially prescribing or dispensing any Schedule II controlled substance, any opioid or any benzodiazepine to a patient who is not suffering from a terminal illness, and at least annually thereafter should the practitioner or dispenser continue to treat the patient with a controlled substance, shall access the West Virginia Controlled Substances Monitoring Program Database for           information regarding specific patients. The information obtained from accessing the West Virginia Controlled Substances Monitoring Program Database for the patient shall be documented in the patient’s medical record

    For clarification on the controlled substance monitoring and the new regulation for opioids, click here for questions and the answers that we have received from the WV Board of  Pharmacy.  Please contact the Board should you have questions that are not answered on this list. 

  • Controlled Substances Monitoring Program (CSMP) \Mandatory Requirements

    6/18/2018
    Veterinarians (practitioners) who prescribe or dispense controlled substances,  must register with the WV CSMP database (§60a-9-5a (a)  With this access, practitioners can obtain controlled substance prescription histories for their patients Practitioners may also view their own controlled substance prescribing history with this account   information regarding all dispensed controlled substances must be entered into this database every 24 hours Pursuant to §60a-9-4 (e), the quantity dispensed to your patient may not exceed an amount adequate to treat the patient for a maximum of 72 hours with no greater than two, 72-hour cycles dispensed in any 15  day period of time.  drugs administered directly to a patient by the Veterinarian are not required to be entered into the CSMP database.  Below is the controlled substance database information:              Website:  www.csappwv.com Register as a “Prescriber” Must have a DEA Number Use NPI Number #1110001111 Use Zip Code #25301   If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mike Goff, Acting Executive Director  with the WV Board of Pharmacy at 304-558-0558 or michael.l.goff@wv.gov. For clarification on the controlled substance monitoring and the new regulation for opioids, click here for questions and the answers that we have received from the WV Board of  Pharmacy.  Please contact the Board should you have questions that are not answered on this list. 
  • Patient Medical Records Inspection Breakdown

    6/4/2018
    The Inspector is now reviewing patient medical records during facility inspections.  Click here for a guidance sheet of what the Inspector will be looking for in the patient medical records.  
  • Mobile Facility Additional Requirements

    2/1/2018
    MOBILE FACILITIES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 4, 2018 Mobile facilities that provide services to multiple clients at one location are required to submit the following information to the Board on a quarterly basis: Schedule of dates and times for the quarter List of Veterinarians practicing during the quarter List of emergency facilities of each location provided to the clients Please contact the Board with any questions or concerns.