Governance and Funding
Governance of the NABP PMP InterConnect Steering Committee
The NABP PMP InterConnect is governed by a Steering Committee, exclusively composed of representatives of the PMPs that are participating in the system. The Steering Committee serves as the governing and advisory body as it relates to the administration and function of the NABP InterConnect. No outside organization, public or private, has access to the NABP InterConnect, a vote about, influence over, or the ability to direct the administration and function of the NABP InterConnect. Outside parties and subject matter experts may, however, be asked to provide information for the Steering Committee’s consideration from time to time.
There are 24 members on the Steering Committee: Virginia (Chair), Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia. Additional members will join as they agree to participate and execute the MOU with NABP.
At the Steering Committee meeting on August 30-31, 2011, the Steering Committee unanimously adopted a set of operating principles (PDF) that will govern the activities and interactions of the Committee.
NABP understands current state government funding challenges and has made a commitment to finance the development and deployment of the NABP InterConnect and annual operating costs of the system for at least the first five years of operation. It is the Association’s goal that states will never have to pay annual participation fees to participate. In addition, NABP will cover all costs associated with the development and ongoing operation of NABP InterConnect.
Funding for Implementation and Participation
NABP is paying for all costs associated with the development and implementation of the NABP InterConnect, as well as five years of annual participation fees for each participating PMP using, exclusively, its own revenues derived from program resources and its reserves. NABP has the financial resources to make this commitment without the need to use any outside funding sources.
NABP received an unrestricted educational grant from Purdue Pharma in the amount of $1 million. Although not restricted by Purdue in any way, the NABP Foundation has determined that this grant will not be used for any costs associated with the development, implementation, or ongoing operational costs of the NABP Interconnect. This grant will be administered through the NABP Foundation, which is a separate nonprofit organization. Funds held by the NABP Foundation are used for special educational or public safety projects that are separate from and outside NABP’s core programs and activities. Additionally, no grantor has any access to, influence, decision-making authority, or consideration relative to the NABP InterConnect and its administration and functions. As described above, the governance and administrative guidance for the NABP InterConnect is in the hands of the Steering Committee.
The NABP Foundation is making the Purdue unrestricted grant funds available to any state that needs and requests financial assistance to modify its PMP software to participate in the NABP InterConnect. Again, no foundation or other grant funds are being used directly for the NABP InterConnect. To this end, as of March 2013 the NABP Foundation has paid out $391,625 to state prescription monitoring programs or their software vendors for purposes of connecting individual states via the NABP InterConnect.
Purdue Pharma, L.P. Grant Disbursements as of March 2013
The NABP Foundation is making the Purdue unrestricted grant funds available to any state that needs and requests financial assistance to modify its prescription monitoring program (PMP) software to participate in the NABP InterConnect.
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