Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

What is the Georgia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)?

The Georgia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is an electronic database used to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances. The PDMP provides prescribers and pharmacists with critical information regarding a patient’s controlled substance prescription history. It can help eliminate duplicative prescribing and overprescribing of controlled substances and protect patients at risk of misuse.

For information about accessing the Georgia PDMP through approved electronic health records (EHR), please visit, PDMP Integration.

Georgia House Bill 249

During the 2017 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 249 which provided for several changes to the PDMP:

  1. Effective July 1, 2017, dispensers will be required to enter prescription information for Schedule II, III, IV, V controlled substances within 24 hours. This will provide prescribers more efficient access to information with less wait time as they make the best clinical decisions possible for their patients.

  2. All prescribers will be required to register in the PDMP by Jan. 1, 2018. 

  3. Beginning July 1, 2018, prescribers will be required to check PDMP before prescribing opiates or cocaine derivatives in Schedule II drugs or benzodiazepines. 

Register in the GA PDMP

To register in the GA PDMP, go to Prescribers and Dispensers will need:

  • Name
  • Employment Information
  • Primary contact information
  • Last 4 digits of SSN
  • GA Professional License Number
  • DEA number (personal or employer)
  • NPI Number (personal or employer)

Delegates will need to create an account with the above information. Additionally, they must list their supervisors and upload a signed copy of the Delegate’s Responsibility Form. The form cannot be digitally signed. Supervisors must log in to approve the delegate’s account.

It is the supervisor’s responsibility to manage their delegates.  Refer to the Georgia PDMP User Support Manual for instructions on how to do so.

For Prescribers

All prescribers with an active GA professional license and active DEA number are required to register in the GA PDMP.

A prescriber is required to check the PDMP before writing a prescription for the first time for:

  • Benzodiazepines
  • Opiate drugs or cocaine derivatives listed in Schedule II

Thereafter, if the prescription continues, the prescriber should check the PDMP at least every 90 days.

The prescriber is not required to check the PDMP in these four situations:

  • If the prescription is for no more than a three-day supply and no more than 26 pills
  • If the patient is in a health care facility, such as a hospital, nursing home, intermediate care home, personal care home or hospice, which provides patient care and prescriptions to be administered to the patient on the premises
  • If the patient has had outpatient surgery at a hospital or ambulatory surgical center and the prescription is for no more than a 10-day supply and no more than 40 pills
  • If the patient is receiving treatment for cancer.

For Pharmacists and Pharmacies

As of July 1, 2017, prescription information for Schedule II, III, IV, V substances must be entered into the Georgia PDMP within 24 hours after the prescription is dispensed. This means reports will be made daily rather than weekly. Pharmacies are required to file a “zero report” for the days that the pharmacy is closed or if there were no prescriptions filled for Schedule II, III, IV, or V drugs.

For Patients

Patients can request a copy of their PDMP prescription report history by completing the Download this pdf file.  Authorization for Release of Patient Information Form found below. Once completed, please email it to [email protected].

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Page last updated 12/29/2023