Director, Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program, Virginia Department of Health Professions
• Advocacy Track: State Responses to Rx Drug and Heroin Abuse
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Ralph Orr is the Director for Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program for the Virginia Department of Health Professions. Since 2005 he has seen the program go statewide, implement web-based 24/7 access, and interoperability with other state programs. He previously served as Deputy Executive Director of the Virginia Board of Pharmacy. Prior to joining the Department of Health Professions in 2002, Mr. Orr served 22 years in the United States Army. He is Past-President of the National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities and has served on several national committees, including the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s (NABP) Steering Committee for the Prescription Monitoring Program Interconnect and the Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Programs’ PMIX Architecture Governance Committee. Mr. Orr was awarded the Virginia Governor’s Award for Agency “Star” in 2009 and is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.