Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

 

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Rules and Regulations 511-7-2

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

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. Currently only about 10 percent of prescribers in Georgia are registered in the PDMP. Prescribers already registered DO NOT need to re-register.
  3. Beginning July 1, 2018, prescribers will be required to check PDMP before prescribing opiates or cocaine derivatives in Schedule II drugs or benzodiazepines. (Prescribers are currently encouraged to check the PDMP but are not yet required to do so.)

Register in PDMP

To register in PDMP, go to georgia.pmpaware.net/login. You will need:

  • Your name and business address
  • Primary phone number
  • Last 4 digits of SSN
  • DEA number
  • NPI number
  • Professional license number and type
  • Health care specialty

 

Help Using PDMP

If you have any questions about the PDMP or registering, please send an email to pdmpsupport@dph.ga.gov or call 404-463-1517.

PDMP Integration

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a statewide initiative to integrate data from the Georgia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) into approved electronic health records (EHR) and pharmacy management systems in Georgia. The integration uses Appriss Health’s PMP Gateway service. The integration will automatically initiate a patient query and return the patient’s controlled substance prescription history directly into the EHR clinical workflow. The integration will eliminate the need for prescribers to navigate between the PDMP and EHR.  To begin the integration process for your health care facility, log on to Georgia Gateway Integration Request.

Statewide Opioid Reports/Data​

Opioid Surveillance Data

The Georgia Multi-Stakeholder Opioid and Substance Use Response Plan
 


Additional Resources

Authorization for Release of Patient Information

GA PDMP Law

GA PDMP Registration Tutorial

GA PDMP User Support Manual

GA PDMP Guide 1.2 (for ANY Dispenser on How to Upload Prescription Data)

GA PDMP Overview and Patient Search Demo  (NOTE: After clicking here a new page will open in a pop-up window, click inside that page to start demonstration.)

REGISTERING IN PDMP FAQ

Click here for the PDMP FAQ


Page last updated 08/23/2018