2019 Maryland Code
Health - General
Title 21 - Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics
Subtitle 2A - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
§ 21-2A-09. Violations

    (a)    A dispenser who knowingly fails to submit prescription monitoring data to the Program as required under this subtitle shall be subject to a civil penalty not exceeding $500 for each failure to submit required information.

    (b)    (1)    A person who knowingly discloses, uses, obtains, or attempts to obtain by fraud or deceit, prescription monitoring data in violation of this subtitle shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $10,000 or both.

        (2)    In addition to the penalties under paragraph (1) of this subsection, a prescriber, prescriber delegate, pharmacist, or pharmacist delegate who knowingly discloses or uses prescription monitoring data in violation of this subtitle shall be subject to disciplinary action by the appropriate licensing entity.

        (3)    A prescriber or pharmacist who violates § 21–2A–04.1 or § 21–2A–04.2 of this subtitle shall be subject to disciplinary action by the appropriate licensing entity.

        (4)    The release of prescription monitoring data by a prescriber, prescriber delegate, pharmacist, or pharmacist delegate to a licensed health care professional solely for treatment purposes in a manner otherwise consistent with State and federal law is not a violation of this subtitle.

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