What is a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?
According to the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws (NAMSDL), a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, or PDMP, is a statewide electronic database which collects designated data on substances dispensed in the state. The PDMP is housed by a specified statewide regulatory, administrative or law enforcement agency. The housing agency distributes data from the database to individuals who are authorized under state law to receive the information for purposes of their profession.
For a list of States with Prescription Monitoring Programs, please visit the link http://www.pdmpassist.org/pdf/PDMP_Program_Status_20180801.pdf For a quick reference, most states have operational PDMP‘s that have the capacity to receive and distribute controlled substance prescription information to authorized users.
Each state designates a state agency to oversee its PDMP, which may include health departments, pharmacy boards, or state law enforcement. Please visit the following link to view PDMP by Operating State Agency Type at: http://www.pdmpassist.org/pdf/PDMP_Agency_Type_20180801.pdf.
MEDeRX’s software electronically reports the required data to each state agency that has an operational PDMP program. As a result, compliance is assured and reporting is automated for your office, clinic or urgent care.
If you are interested in learning about your specific states rules and regulations as they pertain to PDMP reporting, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center (www.pdmpassist.org) provides links to each state’s statutes and regulations regarding PDMPs.
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