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SMBO using OARRS data to identify prescribers who have failed to register

Ohio law requires all prescribers of opioid analgesics or benzodiazepines to register and use Ohio’s Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS). Guidelines for the Management of Acute Pain Outside of Emergency Departments were also established this past January. Now that the law and guidance are in place, the State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO) will begin to use OARRS data to identify those prescribers who have failed to register for OARRS or who demonstrate a pattern of failure to check patients in OARRS.

If the SMBO has received OARRS data indicating a physician may not be in compliance with the law, the Board will be contacting the physician between now and the first part of Oct. 

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