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Prescribers Can Designate Others to Access the Prescription Monitoring Program
Posted on: 7/18/2017
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Physicians can delegate authority to persons of their choice to access the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) if these conditions are met:

  • The designee must be employed by the same hospital or health care system, or employed by the same practice as the prescriber.
  • The prescriber must ensure that his or her designee is sufficiently competent in using the PMP, and that access is limited to authorized purposes and the data is kept confidential.
  • The prescriber is responsible for any breach of confidentiality.

The ultimate decision whether or not to prescribe a controlled substance still remains with the prescriber.

The PMP, a powerful and FREE tool, can help you and your medical team learn whether a patient may already be getting prescriptions for narcotics, or has multiple prescriptions. 

Questions about the PMP? Call 217-524-1311 or submit a question online via the PMP's Question Form.



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