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Drug Use Review Board

The North Dakota Drug Use Review (DUR)/Prior Authorization (PA) website is administered by ND Medicaid's DUR vendor Acentra Health.

Acentra Health's ND DUR/PA website also contains information for DUR Board meetings including agenda, minutes, handouts, and procedures. Meetings are held at least quarterly and are open to the public. The agenda includes information on how to join the meeting.

Per federal law, each state must establish a DUR Board. North Dakota Medicaid's DUR Board has been active for many years. The DUR Board's functions include but are not limited to serving as an advisory board for various policies, identifying and developing educational topics for practitioners to improve drug therapy, and assisting the department in identifying patterns of fraud, abuse, gross overuse, or inappropriate or medically unnecessary care.

The DUR Board includes 13 voting members including six physicians and six pharmacists and four non-voting members as outlined by state law and administrative rules. DUR Board members serve staggered three-year terms with a maximum of three renewals as described in state law. 

The Office of the Governor's website shows all board members. All terms begin July 1 and end June 30 of the specified years. The Position field shows the member subset as well as the entity that appointed that member (e.g., RPh DHHS (1 of 2) is one of two pharmacists appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services).

If you have any questions regarding ND Medicaid's DUR Board or the medication prior authorization program, please contact Brendan Joyce, PharmD, Administrator, Pharmacy Services at bjoyce@nd.gov.

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2024 Meeting Schedule

March 6 - 1 to 4 p.m. CT - AV Rooms 210 and 212, Judicial Wing, Second Floor, State Capitol and Virtually via Microsoft Teams (see agenda for link and call-in information) Agenda and Handout
                            
June 5 - 1 to 4 p.m. CT - AV Rooms 210 and 212, Judicial Wing, Second Floor, State Capitol and Virtually

Sept. 4 - 1 to 4 p.m. CT - AV Rooms 210 and 212, Judicial Wing, Second Floor, State Capitol and Virtually

Dec. 4 - 1 to 4 p.m. CT - AV Rooms 210 and 212, Judicial Wing, Second Floor, State Capitol and Virtually

2023 Meeting Schedule

March 1 - 1 to 4 p.m. CT - Conference Room 210/212, 2nd Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck AND virtually via Microsoft Teams (see agenda for link and call-in information) Agenda and Handout

June 7 - 1 to 4 p.m. - Conference Room 210/212, 2nd Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck AND virtually via Microsoft Teams (see agenda for link and call-in information) Agenda and Handout

Sept. 6 - 1 to 4 p.m. - Conference Room 210/212, 2nd Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck AND virtually via Microsoft Teams Agenda  

Dec. 6 - 1 to 4 p.m. - Conference Room 210/212, 2nd Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck AND virtually via Microsoft Teams Agenda and Handout

2022 Meeting Schedule
  • March 2 - 1 to 4 p.m. CT - Conference Room 210/212, 2nd Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck AND virtually via Microsoft Teams (see agenda for link and call-in information) Agenda
  • June 1 - 1 to 4 p.m. CT - Conference Room 210/212, 2nd Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck AND virtually via Microsoft Teams (see agenda for link and call-in information) Agenda
  • Sept. 7 - 1 to 4 p.m. CT  Conference Room 210/212, 2nd Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck AND virtually via Microsoft Teams (see agenda for link and call-in information) Agenda
  • Dec. 7 - 1 to 4 p.m. CT Conference Room 210/212, 2nd Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck AND virtually via Microsoft Teams (see agenda for link and call-in information) Agenda 
2021 Meeting Schedule
  • Jan. 13 - 1 to 4 p.m. Meeting held by Microsoft Teams (see agenda for link and call-in information) Meeting Agenda (NOTE: This meeting was originally scheduled for Dec. 2, 2020)
  • March 3 - 1 to 4 p.m. Meeting held by Microsoft Teams (see agenda for link and call-in information) - Meeting Agenda
  • June 2, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 1, 1 to 4 p.m. Conference Room 210/212, 2nd Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck AND virtually using Microsoft Teams (see agenda for link and call-in information) - Meeting Agenda
  • Dec. 1, 1 to 4 p.m. Conference Room 210/212, 2nd Floor, Judicial Wing, State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck AND virtually using Microsoft Teams (see agenda for link and call-in information) - Meeting Agenda