Pharmacy Board's Registration of DVMs to the PMP
The Pharmacy Board has started the implementation of H.B. 2561 which passed in the 85th legislature. During this implementation an e-mail was sent from the Pharmacy Board’s PMP vendor to licensees which may appear to be spam. The Pharmacy Board confirmed that the email is authentic.
Below is the original information sent by TBVME to licensees in November 2017 about H.B. 2561:
The 85th legislature passed H.B. 2561 which in part requires health care practitioners to report dispensing of controlled substances to the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) at the Board of Pharmacy. Veterinarians were specifically exempted from the requirement to review the PMP prior to prescribing medications to a patient. However, the requirement placed upon the Board of Pharmacy to automatically create a user account for the health care practitioner does apply to Veterinarians.
To comply with H.B. 2561 the Board of Pharmacy is requiring that the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME) provide the e-mail address for each veterinarian licensed in Texas. TBVME has provided the e-mail address under “Business e-mail” as the primary email address. The Board of Pharmacy will then automatically create a PMP account and email the information to the business address. If you would like to change the e-mail address for receiving PMP notifications after the PMP account is created, you will need to contact the Board of Pharmacy to initiate the change of PMP email address.