2023 Maryland Statutes
Health - General
Title 21 - Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics
Subtitle 2A - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Section 21-2A-07 - Technical Advisory Committee

    (a)    There is a technical advisory committee to the Program.

    (b)    The purpose of the technical advisory committee is to:

        (1)    Review requests for information from the Program under § 21–2A–06(b)(3), (4), (5), (6), (8), or (9) of this subtitle; and

        (2)    Provide clinical guidance and interpretation to the Program regarding indications of possible misuse or abuse of a monitored prescription drug or a possible violation of law or a possible breach of professional standards by a prescriber or a dispenser under § 21–2A–06(c) and (d) of this subtitle.

    (c)    The technical advisory committee consists of members appointed by the Secretary, including:

        (1)    A board certified anesthesiologist licensed and practicing in the State, nominated by the Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists;

        (2)    A certified addiction medicine specialist licensed and practicing in the State, nominated by the Maryland Society for Addiction Medicine;

        (3)    A pharmacist licensed and practicing in the State;

        (4)    A medical professional, licensed and practicing in the State, who is treating cancer patients;

        (5)    A board certified physician specializing in the treatment of patients with pain, licensed and practicing in the State, nominated by the Maryland Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation;

        (6)    Two medical professionals, licensed and practicing in the State with expertise or experience in providing care for patients with substance–related or mental health disorders;

        (7)    A dentist licensed and practicing in the State; and

        (8)    A medical professional licensed and practicing in the State in the field of internal medicine or family practice.

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