Director of Prescription Monitoring and Drug Control - MA Dept of Health

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The Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality is the primary regulatory arm of the Department of Public Health that assures the safety and quality of health care services through assessment, outreach, oversight, licensing and enforcement activities with respect to health care providers, including facilities and individual practitioners. The Bureau encompasses the Division of Health Care Quality (DHCQ), Division of Health Professions Licensure (DHPL), Prescription Monitoring and Drug Control Program (PMDCP), and Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS). Each Division within the Bureau has a primary focus on a particular aspect of the health care delivery system.

The Director of the Prescription Monitoring and Drug Control Program manages the daily operations of the prescription monitoring and drug control program. This includes:

  • Administrative oversight of MCSR applications and the Drug Control Program
  • Manage the Prescription Monitoring Program
  • Manage the Medication Administration Program
  • Ensure compliance and enforcement of drug diversion
  • Implementation of statues and regulations

The Prescription Monitoring Program collects, analyses and reports prescribing and dispensing information on over 3.5 million prescriptions annually for Schedule II controlled substances. The Drug Formulary Commission establishes the state formulary. The Director also represents the Bureau before the Public Health Council, standing and ad-hoc advisory committees and other entities, as well as stands-in for the Bureau Director as required. The Director participates in inter-bureau, inter-agency and statewide taskforces and workgroups to prevent opiate abuse and other prescription abuse.

The Director is also responsible for the Medication Administration Program, which is responsible for the safety and security of medication administration for individuals living in Department of Mental Health (DMH), Department of Children and Families (DCF), or Department of Developmental Services (DDS) licensed, funded, or operated community residential programs that are their primary residences and/or participating in day programs and short-term respite programs



Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management, or public administration.