State v. Stoveken

Two defendant-physicians appealed the State’s use of grand jury subpoenas to access information contained in New Jersey’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), which is a state-run database that keeps track of prescriptions of controlled dangerous substances. The Appellate Division determined that law enforcement agents properly sought subpoenas in the name of the investigating grand jury and that neither the Federal or State constitution protected the search of the database against a doctor. But, the court expressly stated that it was not making a ruling if it were a patient challenging the search of his/her prescription history.

State-v.-Stoveken