Long Term Care (LTC):
The Bureau of Drug Control has adopted a policy similar to many other states that sponsor a monitoring program. The Prescription Monitoring Program’s (PMP) policy is that pharmacies that provide (dispense) medications to LTC facility residents do not have to report this population's controlled substance (CII-CIV) dispensing activity. However, if the pharmacy dispenses to non-LTC residents (i.e.: outpatient hospice, outpatient home infusion, pharmacy employees/families or outpatient retail customers) reporting to the PMP must occur.
The Prescription Monitoring Program’s policy for a dispenser who has a month of dispensing activity of “0”, are required to report via the web-based system, please reference the Dispenser’s Implementation Guide for additional instructions.
The Prescription Monitoring Program’s policy is that any pharmacy that dispenses home infusion medications to outpatient hospice and/ or outpatient home infusion patients, must report to the PMP.
Emergency Room / Department Dispensing:
The Prescription Monitoring Program’s policy is that any controlled substance (CII-CIV) dispensing activity, up to a forty-eight (48) hour supply, in a licensed institutional or hospital emergency room/department does not have to report to the PMP. However, if a facility emergency room/department dispenses quantities greater than a forty-eight (48) hour supply, the dispensing activity must be reported to the PMP.
The Prescription Monitoring Program's policy is that any controlled substance (CII-CIV) dispensing activity, up to a five (5) day supply; which occurs by a licensed veterinarian; after discharge pursuant to an office procedure/hospitalization OR after physical examination does not have to be reported to the PMP. However, any dispensings exceeding a five (5) day supply must be reported to the PMP.
Beginning January 1, 2012 any veterinarian dispensing of Phenobarbital (up to a thirty-one (31) day supply) does not need to be reported.
Please note that compliance with the Program for any practitioner dispensing of CII-CIV controlled substances went into effect January 1, 2008. However, dispensing veterinarians are exempt from reporting dispensings from 2008 and 2009.
Please note that these PMP exemptions do not affect any other Bureau of Drug Control controlled substance record keeping requirements.
For additional information, contact: E-mail or telephone (803) 896-0688