PMP Requirements

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The Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse made a number of recommendations which affect prescribers and their use of the Prescription Monitoring Program.

  • Senate Bill 513 made it mandatory to check the PMP, with a few exceptions, for a course of treatment that includes the prescribing of opioids expected to last more than 14 days. ┬áThis bill also expands the ability of prescribers to register delegates (other office personnel) to access the PMP.
  • Other actions of the 2016 General Assembly allow the Board of Medicine to require up to 2 hours of CME on opioids, and will allow the PMP to report outlier opioid prescribing behavior to the enforcement division of the Department of Health Professions.
  • Beginning January 1, 2017 pharmacies and other dispensers will be required to report to the PMP within 24 hours of dispensing, rather than 7 days.

For more information, visit the Prescription Monitoring Program online.