As a prescriber, how often do I need to check the PMP?

You are reuiqred to check new patients or after 180 days elapsed since PMP check for the patient prior to prescribing one of the following:  opiates, synthetic opiates, semi-synthetic opiates, benzodiazepine, or carisoprodol (exclusions for Hospice or end-of-life, or patients residing in nursing facility)