Physicians now submit controlled substance RX to PDMP daily

Following the passage of HB 249, new rules governing the required participation of providers with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). As of July 1, prescribers are required to submit new controlled substance prescription information to the PDMP system, at least every 24 hours. Additional rules call for every provider with a DEA number to register with the PDMP before January 1, 2018. Also noteworthy, following July 1 of next year, prescribers are to check the patient's prescription history before prescribing a schedule II drug (unless the patient falls into a specific exemption.)

For more information, access the following official sources:

Georgia Drug and Narcotics answer sheet

PDMP registration page

Or, send a direct e-mail to The Georgia Department of Public Health at [email protected]