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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Puerto Rico Profile (2021)

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The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center (PDMP TTAC) reports 2020 data and 2021 features of the Puerto Rico Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).


The acronym for the Puerto Rico PDMP is PR PDMP. It is administered by the Mental Health and Anti-Addiction Services Administration. The email address is provided, along with the URLs of the main website and related websites for enrollment, query, and data upload. Contact information is provided for the PDMP Administrator/Coordinator. In 2020, the population of Puerto Rico was 3,194,000, and there were 10,615 DEA-registered prescribers and 1,057 DEA-registered dispensers. The PDMP has nine types of available reports. Key dates are reported for the establishment and development of the PDMP, and information is provided for accessing statutes and rules relevant to the mission and policies of the PDMP. A total of 11 miscellaneous capabilities and policies of the PDMP are listed. Under the data retention policy, all information is purged after 2 years. User training is available for prescribers and dispensers but is not required before PDMP use. Criteria are provided for PDMP accounts. Law enforcement personnel’s access to patient data requires a subpoena, court order/approval, or search warrant. Criteria for a query are provided. The report does not indicate whether enrollment in and use of the PDMP is required for prescribers and dispensers. Veterinarians are exempted from enrollment as data requesters. Data are monitored for drugs listed in Schedules II-V. Information is provided on technological capabilities of the PDMP, solicited and unsolicited reports the PDMP is authorized to produce, and the entities that can request each type of report. No information is provided on the PDMP 2021 budget, funding, or staff number and functions.

Date Published: January 1, 2021