New OARRS requirements now in effect
A new law requires prescribers who prescribe or personally furnish opioid analgesics or benzodiazepines to register for the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) database as a condition of licensure renewal.
The law also requires prescribers to check OARRS before furnishing or issuing a prescription for a supply of an opioid analgesic or benzodiazepine for a period longer than seven days.
Dentists who have not already created an OARRS account should consider registering as soon as possible by visiting https://www.ohiopmp.gov/portal/default.aspx.
OARRS collects detailed prescription information and is utilized by law enforcement entities to monitor the misuse and diversion of controlled substances. OARRS may be accessed for free by prescribers to obtain information on controlled substances dispensed to patients of record.
For more information about this new law, click here and view the question “Does every dentist have to register for the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS)?”