Drug Use Review Board
Members & Meetings
The Drug Use Review Board (DUR) is a
requirement of the Social Security Act, Section 1927 and operates in accordance
with Nevada Medicaid Services Manual, Chapter 1200 – Prescribed Drugs and
Nevada Medicaid Operations Manual Chapter 200. The DUR Board consists of no
less than five members and no more than ten members appointed by the State
Director of Health and Human Resources. Members must be licensed to
practice in the State of Nevada and either an actively practicing physician or
an actively practicing pharmacist.
The DHCFP Chief of Pharmacy Services serves
as Coordinator to the DUR Board.
The DUR Board meets
quarterly to monitor drugs for:
over or under-utilization
The DUR Board does this
by establishing prior authorization and quantity limits to certain drugs/drug
classes based on utilization data, experience, and testimony presented at the
DUR Board meetings. This includes retrospective evaluation of interventions,
and prospective drug review that is done electronically for each prescription
filled at the Point of Sale (POS).
Meetings are held quarterly and are open to the public.
Anyone wishing to address the DUR Board may do so. Public comment is limited to
five minutes per speaker/organization (due to time constraints). Anyone
presenting documents for consideration must provide sufficient copies for each
board member and a copy (electronic preferred) for the official record.