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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Arkansas State Profile

NCJ Number
Date Published
January 2019
9 pages
Information and data are provided for the Arkansas Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), which has the acronym name of AR PMP.
The Arkansas Department of Health is the administering state agency for the PDMP, The website address is provided for each of the following tasks related to the PDMP's operation: enrollment, queries, data upload, and statistics. Contact information is provided for the AR PMP Administrator and the Branch Chief. Statistics for the state population, DEA registered prescribers, and DEA registered dispensers are reported for 2017. The titles of PDMP available reports are listed, followed by information on PDMP budget and staffing for 2018. Funding sources for the PDMP are listed, and the number of PDMP employees is reported for operational, technical, analytical, and "other" responsibilities. Key PDMP dates are reported for authorizing legislation, when it became operational, initial user access, online access, and electronic reporting. Sources of information on relevant statutes and rules are also provided. Data monitored or reported covers controlled substances in Schedules II, III. IV, and V. The PDMP also monitors nalbuphine. naloxone administering information is authorized. Miscellaneous capabilities and policies of the PDMP relate to payment method, ability to de-identify data, authority to release de-identified data, and authority to release for epi or educational purposes. PDMP enrollment is required for prescribers and dispensers. Law enforcement requirements pertain to an active drug investigation. Other information provided pertains to criteria for a PDMP query, data retention, PDMP requestor training, PDMP technological capabilities, and reports various requestors are authorized to produce.