1.    An advisory council is established to advise and make recommendations to the board regarding how to best use the program to improve patient care and foster the goal of reducing misuse, abuse, and diversion of controlled substances; to encourage cooperation and coordination among state, local, and federal agencies and other states to reduce the misuse, abuse, and diversion of controlled substances; and to provide advice and recommendations to the board regarding any other matters as requested by the board. The advisory council may have access to central repository information to fulfill its duties.

Terms Used In North Dakota Code 19-03.5-07

  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49

2.    The advisory council must consist of:

a.    One dispenser selected by the board;

b.    One physician selected by the North Dakota medical association;

c.    One prescriber selected by the board of nursing;

d.    A designee of the attorney general;

e.    A designee of the department of human services;

f.    One prescriber selected by the North Dakota board of medicine;

g.    One prescriber selected by the North Dakota nurses association; and

h.    Any other prescriber or dispenser determined by the board to be necessary to meet a mandate of, or avoid a delay in implementing, an appropriations measure. The number of additional members selected by the board must be limited to the number necessary to meet the mandate or avoid the delay of an appropriation.

3.    The advisory council shall make recommendations to the board regarding:

a.    Safeguards for the release of information to individuals who have access to the information contained in the central repository;

b.    The confidentiality of program information and the integrity of the patient’s relationship with the patient’s health care provider;

c.    Advancing the purposes of the program, including enhancement of the quality of health care delivery in this state; and

d.    The continued benefits of maintaining the program in relationship to the cost and other burdens to the state.

4.    The board may provide reimbursement of expenses and per diem to members of the advisory council within the limits provided in state law.