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Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

The Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a tool to help healthcare providers and pharmacists provide patients better care in managing their prescriptions. It contains information provided by Oregon-licensed retail pharmacies.

Pharmacies submit prescription data to the PDMP system for all Schedules II, III and IV controlled substances dispensed to Oregon residents. The protected health information is collected and stored securely.

Oregon-licensed healthcare providers and pharmacists and their staff may be authorized for an account to access information from the PDMP system. Bordering state licensed healthcare providers may also be authorized for access accounts. By law their access is limited to patients under their care.

The program was started to support the appropriate use of prescription drugs. The information is intended to help people work with their healthcare providers and pharmacists to determine what medications are best for them. 

For more information, questions or concerns, browse the website and Fact Sheet or email or call the PDMP staff.


New PDMP Legislation
 
Senate Bill 470 was passed during the 2013 Oregon legislative session. The bill authorizes the following changes effective January 1, 2014:

  • Permits the PDMP to collect additional data (patient sex, days supplied, and refill data)
  • Permits prescribers and pharmacists to authorize delegate access to members of staff
  • Permits prescribers to review prescriptions dispensed under their own DEA number
  • Allows the State Medical Examiner and designees to access PDMP information for autopsies and death investigations
  • Authorizes prescribers in neighboring states (WA, ID, and CA) and who treat Oregonians to access the Oregon PDMP
  • Allows public health authorities to use de-identified PDMP data
  • Makes additional PDMP information exempt from public records disclosure

 
Note: OAR 410-121-4005 through 410-121-4020 must be revised and system and pharmacy reporting changes need to be implemented before many of these changes can be put into practice. The program is targeting having these changes in place by the legislative effective date.

 
 
 
 

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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - IPE | PO Box 14450

Portland, OR 97293-0450 Phone: 971-673-0741 | Fax: 971-673-0990

E-mail: pdmp.health@state.or.us

TTY: 971-673-0372