In addition to meeting the requirements established by legislation, the Nova Scotia Prescription Monitoring Board is accountable to provide effective stewardship and strategic leadership for the Program.  To achieve this, the Board operates under a Governance Charter, which clearly defines its governance responsibilities.  The Board also maintains a Program structure and a policy framework to achieve its governance responsibilities and to support its mandate of promoting the appropriate use, and reducing the abuse and misuse, of monitored drugs in Nova Scotia.