SMBO Sending Notices to Prescribers who had OARRS Issues in September

The State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO) has received and processed September data from the Board of Pharmacy concerning the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS), and the SMBO has started contacting the specific prescribers who have been identified as potentially not having checked OARRS for at least one prescription of opioids or benzodiazepines during the month of September. 

The SMBO letters provide a communication based on the range of reported unchecked OARRS records: less than 20, 21-50, and more than 50.

In addition, a news release issued by Governor John Kasich’s office indicates that since contacting 12,000 prescribers in late September who were found to have some type of violation of the OARRS law (click here to see the AMCNO article about the letters), more than 1,800 new accounts have been created in OARRS, and daily use of the system has increased from 83,544 requests to more than 96,300 per workday.  The AMCNO will continue to monitor this issue. 

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