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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Mississippi State Profile

NCJ Number
Date Published
August 2018
8 pages
Information and data are presented for the Mississippi Prescription Monitoring Program (MS PMP), which is administered by the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy.
The email address is provided for the MS PMP, along with website addresses for the following functions: general information, enrollment, data request, and data upload. Contact information is provided for the MS PMP Director. Data for 2017 cover the state population (2,982,785), DEA registered prescribers (12,149), and DEA registered dispensers (863). MS PMP available reports are listed. The MS PMP funding source for 2018 was the regulatory board fund. MS PMP staff numbers are provided for the following job categories: operational (0.66), technical (0.66), analytical (0.66), and "other" (0). Key dates reported for the MS PMP pertain to the enabling legislation (2005), becoming operational (2005), initial user access (December 2005), on-line access (December 2005), and electronic reporting (2008). Access information is provided for statutes and rules relevant to MS PMP policies and procedures. MS PMP enrollee reporting frequency is 24 hours or next business day for controlled substances in schedules II, III, IV, and V. MS PMP also has authority to monitor other substances. Emergency medical services must report naloxone administering information. MS PMP miscellaneous capabilities and policies are listed, such as payment method captured, patient ID captured, ability to identify prescriber specialty, and veterinarian access to animal owners' prescription history. Both prescribers and dispensers are required to enroll in MS PMP, but only prescribers are required to use it. Law enforcement agencies' access to MS PMP data require that an active investigation is being conducted and the request is made on-line. No information is reported on MS PMP data retention. No training is required or available for users of MS PMP. MS PMP technological capabilities are reported, along with types of reports authorized for production by requestor type.