Code of the District of Columbia

§ 48–853.04. Authority to access database.

(a) A prescriber or dispenser authorized to access the information in the possession of the Program pursuant to this chapter may delegate, pursuant to regulations promulgated by the Director to implement the provisions of this section, such authority to up to 2 health care professionals who are:

(1) Licensed, registered, or certified by a health occupations board; and

(2) Employed at the same facility and under the direct supervision of the prescriber or dispenser.

(b) No prescriber or dispenser shall provide false or misleading information to the Department with the intent to obtain unauthorized access to, or alter the information in the possession of the Program.

(c) A violation of subsection (b) of this section shall constitute grounds for:

(1) The revocation, suspension, or denial of a District controlled substances registration;

(2) Disciplinary action by the relevant health occupations board pursuant to § 3-1205.14(c); and

(3) The imposition of civil fines pursuant to § 2-1801.04.

(Feb. 22, 2014, D.C. Law 20-66, § 5, 61 DCR 7; Apr. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 22-288, § 401(b), 66 DCR 1656.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of applicability provision of D.C. Law 22-288, see § 7168 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).