New PMP Law FAQs
What is the new PMP law and when does it go into effect?
The new PMP law became effective on May 19, 2017, when it was signed by the Governor. A copy of the new law is
available here: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/3824.htm.
What is DHEC's role with the new law?
DHEC's role continues to be maintaining the PMP, a program to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of all
Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances by professionals licensed to prescribe or dispense these
substances in South Carolina.
How do I sign up to access the PMP database, "SCRIPTS"?
- To sign up to access the SCRIPTS database, go to https://southcarolina.pmpaware.net/login
and click the "Create an Account" link.
- When registering for a SCRIPTS account, you must use an email address that is specific to you, not an
office email address.
- Your controlled substance ID is your controlled substance registration number issued by DHEC's Bureau of
- You must upload a copy of your driver's license to complete your registration.
- If you are an out-of-state prescriber, please choose that role.
How long will it take for my new user request in SCRIPTS to be approved?
Due to the recent enactment of the law, DHEC is experiencing an extremely large volume of new user requests and
inquiries. The turnaround time to approve new users is typically 24 hours, but the large influx of requests is
causing some approvals to take up to a week.
Where can I get information about continuing education requirements?
Contact the applicable licensing board under LLR for more information related to continuing education
If I am an out-of-state practitioner with a dual license in South Carolina but I do not practice in South
Carolina, do I have to sign up for SCRIPTS?