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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

The goal of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is to reduce the incidence of abuse of, and addiction to, controlled substances in the population of New Hampshire, while ensuring that patients receive adequate and timely care for pain and other conditions that can benefit from a regimen of controlled substances or other appropriate services.

Approved 2018 Advisory Council Meeting Schedule  pdf file

Please Note: Minutes with an asterisk (*) next to them are not official until the members of the Advisory Council review/approve them at their next scheduled monthly meeting. These draft minutes have been prepared by the Council to provide the public with the results of Council decisions in a more timely manner, but should not be considered official until duly ratified by the Council.

NH PDMP Advisory Council Meeting Minutes

2018

  • December 17, 2018
  • November 19, 2018
  • October 15, 2018
  • September 17, 2018
  • August 20, 2018
  • July 16, 2018
  • June 18, 2018
  • May 21, 2018
  • April 16, 2018
  • March 19, 2018
  • February 12, 2018 *
  • January 8, 2018 pdf file

2017

Rules

General Information

  • Senate Bill 286
    Senate Bill 286 was signed into law by Governor John Lynch on June 12, 2012. It created a controlled drug health and safety program (prescription monitoring program) funded entirely through the Federal & private grants & at no cost to the state general fund. New Hampshire joined 48 other states currently with prescription monitoring programs in place. The program monitors controlled drug prescriptions (in DEA Schedules II through IV) to track/flag "doctor shoppers" and multiple/duplicate controlled substance prescriptions for a patient and notify law enforcement and the various state/federal regulatory boards of any unusual activity.

    A 13-Member Advisory Council was created to assist the Board of Pharmacy in an advisory capacity and with the development / operation of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (Controlled Drug Health & Safety Program).

Training

After your initial registration is approved and you are provided with your username and password, you will be able to access the New Hampshire Prescription Drug Monitoring Program public site. From here you can access valuable information about registration, patient querying, and data uploading. On this page, a "quick link" on the bottom left side of the home page labeled "ACCESS SYSTEM DIRECTLY" can be clicked on to bring you directly to the sign in page so that you can access the system and begin querying.

Forms

Per RSA 318-B:33,VI, Dispensers who have a federal Drug Enforcement Administration license, but who do not dispense controlled substances may request a waiver.

Resources

DEA Changes Registration Renewal Process

As of January 2017, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will no longer send its second renewal notification by mail. Instead, an electronic reminder to renew will be sent to the email address associated with the DEA registration.

In addition, DEA will retain its current policy and procedures with respect to renewal and reinstatement of registration. The policy is described below.

If a renewal application is submitted in a timely manner prior to expiration, the registrant may continue operations, authorized by the registration, beyond the expiration date until final action is taken on the application.

DEA allows the reinstatement of an expired registration for one calendar month after the expiration date. If the registration is not renewed within that calendar month, an application for a new DEA registration will be required.

Regardless of whether a registration is reinstated within the calendar month after expiration, federal law prohibits the handling of controlled substances or List 1 chemicals for any period of time under an expired registration.

Additional information is available on the DEA Diversion Control Diversion website.

Contact the PDMP

Michelle Ricco Jonas
Program Manager
(603) 271-6980
michelle.riccojonas@oplc.nh.gov

Joanie Foss
(603) 271-6978
joan.foss@oplc.nh.gov

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