DPH reminding prescribers about July 1 PDMP requirement

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is reminding physicians in the state that, “Beginning July 1, 2018, all prescribers with a DEA number in Georgia will be required to check the Georgia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) before prescribing opiates or cocaine derivatives listed in Schedule II drugs or benzodiazepines.”

DPH says that, “The PDMP can help eliminate duplicative prescribing and overprescribing of controlled substances and provide a prescriber or pharmacist with critical information regarding a patient’s controlled substance prescription history and protect patients at risk of abuse.”

DPH is also promoting the availability of a tutorial video and a ‘quick reference guide’ that address how to use the PDMP – including “[how to] log in, reset your password, and navigate the system.”

DPH is encouraging prescribers to “watch the video, review the instructions, and log in and search patient records to become familiar with the PDMP before July 1, 2018.”

Call 404.463.0772 or email to pdmpsupport@dph.ga.gov with questions.

Click for PDMP tutorial video

Click for PDMP ‘Quick Reference Guide – Making a Request in PMP AWARXE’