2017 ORS 431A.898¹
Practitioner training

(1) Not less than once per year, the Oregon Health Authority, in consultation with the Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Commission created under ORS 431A.890 (Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Commission) and the Prescription Monitoring Program Prescribing Practices Review Subcommittee established under ORS 431A.896 (Prescription Monitoring Program Prescribing Practices Review Subcommittee), shall develop, through the use of prescription monitoring information, criteria by which a practitioner may be required to receive education or training on the prescribing of opioids or opiates.

(2) Criteria developed under subsection (1) of this section must include:

(a) Prescribing a high volume of opioids or opiates classified in schedules II and III;

(b) Prescribing an above-average amount of doses of opioids or opiates classified in schedules II and III to a high number of patients; and

(c) Simultaneously prescribing opioids or opiates classified in schedules II and III with other drugs classified in schedules II and III.

(3) In developing the criteria developed under subsection (1) of this section, the authority must take into consideration the total quantity and volume of opioids and opiates classified in schedules II and III prescribed by each practitioner.

(4) The subcommittee may review, through the use of prescription monitoring information that does not identify a patient, a practitioner’s prescribing history for the three years immediately preceding the date of the review to determine whether a practitioner meets the criteria developed under subsection (1) of this section.

(5) After performing the review described in subsection (4) of this section, the subcommittee may direct the authority to provide to a practitioner who meets the criteria developed under subsection (1) of this section educational information about prescribing opioids and opiates, as determined appropriate by the authority.

(6) Prescription monitoring information used for purposes of this section and the data created through the use of prescription monitoring information pursuant to this section:

(a) Are confidential and not subject to public disclosure under ORS 192.311 (Definitions for ORS 192.311 to 192.478) to 192.478 (Exemption for Judicial Department); and

(b) Are not admissible as evidence in a civil or criminal proceeding. [2017 c.683 §19]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 431A—Public Health Programs and Activities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors431A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.