Nanny Utah Government at it Again

on June 30th, 2010 | Filed under Optoblog

I'm here from the government, and I'm here to help.

I'm here from the government, and I'm here to help.

I got a letter in the mail from the Utah state government telling me that if I didn’t register on their website, they wouldn’t allow me to practice anymore.

What the…?!!??!!

Seriously, that is what they said. Here is a copy of the letter.

So now all providers who happen to be allowed to prescribe certain medications must a) have internet access and b) register on government website with a dual pronged registration: username/password and then get a pin number. By they way, they didn’t have my DEA number in their database for some reason, so I had to call them to get set up for the pin number.

So all this regulation and time wasted, threatening me with my livelihood if I don’t comply, just for a website that allows me to check if a patient on certain medications is getting them from doctors other than me. Apparently they can make me register, but as far as I know they can’t make me ever check the website again. And what if I didn’t have internet? I guess it has become Utah state law that doctors must have access to the internet.

I would expect nanny legislation like this from California, New York, or Illinois, but…Utah??!!?? Aren’t we supposed to be a red state?

Dear Utah Government,
I would appreciate it if in the future when you want to make a cool feature to your website that you make it voluntary instead of forcing it down my throat.
Sincerely,
Optoblog

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One Response to “Nanny Utah Government at it Again”

  1. Mike says:

    David,

    My license is on hold as well. I though I had registered but I only have an ID with the State not an account. I just took care of it though. Now I have to see if DOPL will let me renew on line or not.
    The State had a guy at the UOA convention registering people on site. You could have done it then.