PDMP - For Healthcare Providers
Per Act 820 of the 2017 Arkansas legislature, ADH is required to post prescribing criteria to the website. Additionally, various licensing boards were required to promulgate rules limiting the amount of Schedule II narcotics that may be prescribed and dispensed by licensees of each applicable board. The boards required to promulgate such rules include Arkansas State Medical Board, Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners, Arkansas State Board of Nursing, Arkansas State Board of Optometry, Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, and the Veterinary Medical Examining Board. The Director of the Department of Health, upon consultation of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Advisory Committee, decided to post each boards’ promulgated rules as applicable prescribing criteria for the state. They are linked as follows:
- Dental Practice Act page 69.
- Medical Practice Act page 94
- Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas Chapter 4, Section 8.
- Optometry Board Chapter V. Article IX – Prescribing CS
- Veterinarian Board page 16.
- Pharmacy Board
What is the Arkansas Statewide Gateway Integration?
Integrating access to the Arkansas PDMP database within an Electronic Health Record (EHR)/Pharmacy Management System (PMS) provides a streamlined clinical workflow for providers. The integration eliminates the need for providers to have to log in separately to the PDMP. Instead, the EHR/PMS automatically initiates a patient search and returns a view of the patient’s controlled substance prescription history report directly within the provider's EHR/PMS.
The Arkansas Department of Health has partnered with Appriss Health to provide this integration option to Arkansas prescribers and pharmacists utilizing the service called PMP Gateway. PMP Gateway is a multi-state query system that provides access to a majority of state PMPs. Appriss Health, through its PMP Gateway product, facilitates communication, information transfer, integration, and support for the state approval process, and the EHR/PMS vendor development process.
With funding awarded from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Overdose Data to Action Grant, the Arkansas Department of Health will cover the licensing fees associated with the integration service for approved healthcare entities over the duration of the grant. To apply for the integration service, please complete the integration request form:
As mandated, a dispenser is required to report the dispensation of any controlled substance that is schedule II – V as listed on the Arkansas Pharmacy Controlled Substance List to the Arkansas Department of Health Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. A pharmacy is required to report at a frequency of the next business day while a veterinary clinic is required every 30 days.
If no controlled substances were dispensed, then a zero report is required. If a pharmacy does not dispense controlled substances, the pharmacy may apply for a waiver exemption. Please email a completed Pharmacy Waiver form to the AR PDMP to apply.
Tutorials and Guides for the PDMP
User Guides & Best Practices
- User Guide for Clearinghouse
- User Guide for PMP AWARE
- Best Practices for Reporting Guide
- Prescriber Comparison Report Guide
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