Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
What is the Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?
The Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (AR PDMP) is an electronic database of all the controlled prescriptions dispensed at Arkansas pharmacies, mail order pharmacies delivered into Arkansas, and other dispensaries such at a veterinary or medical clinics. Pharmacies are required to report the dispensation of a controlled prescription next business day, while veterinary clinics are required to report every 30 days. A controlled substance is a substance that is scheduled II – V on the Arkansas list of controlled substances. Examples of medications on the controlled substance list are hydrocodone, morphine, alprazolam, zolpidem and methylphenidate.
What is the purpose of the Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?
The purpose of the AR PDMP is to:
- enhance patient care by providing prescription monitoring information that will ensure legitimate use of controlled substances in health care, including palliative care, research, and other medical pharmacological uses;
- help to curtail the misuse and abuse of controlled substances;
- assist in combating illegal trade in and diversion of controlled substances; and
- enable access to prescription information by practitioners, law enforcement agents, and other authorized individuals and agencies.
Who has access to the Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?
Per law, the Arkansas Department of Health grants assess of the AR PDMP database to authorized users such at prescribers (physician, nurse practitioner, dentist, etc.), pharmacists, delegates of prescribers/pharmacists, professional licensing boards, and certified law enforcement prescription drug diversion investigators.
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:
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 Board: see page 92.
- Optometry Board: see Chapter V. Article IX – Prescribing CS (fifth link from the bottom)
- Medical Board
- Nursing Board: Chapter 4, Section 8.
- Veterinarian Board: see page 16.
- Pharmacy Board: see page 7-20.
- To view Rules, click here.
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- Academic Detailing:
- The Arkansas Department of Health is partnering with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the AR-IMPACT program (Improving Multi-disciplinary Pain Care and Treatment) to offer a new service for healthcare providers in the state. Academic Detailing is an nationally supported effort in which a trained pharmacist or physician meet providers one-on-one and discuss, in this case, the most recent national guidelines for safe prescribing of opioids, alternatives treatments for chronic pain and how to taper opioids safely. This service is free of charge and generally takes 10-15 minutes. The academic detailers are available to meet at your place of work before, during or after regular office hours, and can initially present to larger groups, if requested. The Arkansas Department of Health encourages all providers to utilize this free educational opportunity to help continue to improve patient care in the state. The Academic Detailing team has already begun reaching out to clinics across the state, but if you are interested in this opportunity, please reach out directly to: Amanda Lunsford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-526-8326.
- AR-IMPACT: Free online CE opportunity for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists via learn on demand.
- CDC Guidelines
- MME Calculator
- Pharmacy Services Controlled Substance List
- DEA Diversion
- Prescriber Comparison Report Guide
|Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)||4815 W. Markham St. - Slot 10
Little Rock, AR 72205