Prescription Monitoring Program
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do I have to report to the Louisina Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) even if I do not have a CDS license or DEA registration and cannot dispense controlled substances to patients in Louisiana?
Yes. In addition to monitoring controlled substances, the Louisiana PMP is also authorized to monitor "drugs of concern." The Board has identified tramadol and butalbital/acetaminophen products as drugs of concern. Therefore, pharmacies dispensing those products shall report those transactions to the program.
Do I have to use the "Reporting Zero Dispensing" option of the Rx Sentry software on a continuing basis if I never dispense any controlled substances?
Yes. You are required to report to the program at least every 7 days, even when you do not dispense any monitored drugs.
Our hospital inpatient pharmacy does not dispense outpatient prescriptions to employees. Do we still have to report?
Yes. Hospital inpatient pharmacies retain the discretionary authority to dispense outpatient prescriptions to employees and other persons, as allowed pursuant to the Robinson-Patman Act (15 U.S.C. §13].
Is the customer identification (ID) number necessary?
Yes. The customer ID is required by Board rule.
If the patient does not have a state government issued driver's license number or state government issued identification card number is there another ID number that would be acceptable?
Other acceptable identification numbers include, but are not limited to:
Can a patient's out-of-state or out-of-country driver's license number be used?
What number should I use for a veterinary prescription?
Use an acceptable identification number from the client (owner of the animal).
What NDC number should I use fo a compounded prescription?
A series using the number '9' is recommended (e.g., 9999-9999-99).