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Resolution No: 110-4-14
Title: Standards for the Use of PMP Data
Membership Vote: PASS

WHEREAS, certain state legislatures have enacted laws requiring various forms of mandatory prescription monitoring program (PMP) review prior to the prescribing of controlled substances; and

WHEREAS, certain pharmacies have enacted policies that include mandatory PMP review prior to dispensing certain controlled substance prescriptions in order to satisfy the pharmacist’s corresponding responsibility to determine that a prescription for a controlled substance has been issued for a legitimate medical purpose by an individual practitioner acting in the usual course of professional practice; and

WHEREAS, PMPs often contain a subset of controlled substance data that is missing from state health data exchanges; and

WHEREAS, a need to standardize PMP data, including across state lines exists; and

WHEREAS, the NABP PMP InterConnect provides prescribers and pharmacists with a state-based, national resource of relevant information that serves as a tool in determining the legitimacy of a controlled substance prescription;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NABP convene a task force to develop standards to ensure regular, consistent, and appropriate use of PMP data, which will increase utilization beyond that encouraged through voluntary usage; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that NABP facilitate cooperation between state PMPs, NABP PMP InterConnect, state health data exchanges, and other health care entities.

(Resolution passed at the NABP 110th Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ)