Governor holds ceremonial signing of prescription drug monitoring program bill

Governor holds ceremonial signing of prescription drug monitoring program bill

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Governor Henry McMaster held a ceremonial bill signing of the prescription drug monitoring program.

In a tweet Tuesday, McMaster called the bill "a vital tool to curb the abuse of opioids in SC."

This piece of legislation now requires health care practitioners to review a patient's controlled substance prescription history as maintained in the prescription monitoring program, before prescribing a controlled substance.

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