The Medical Association of Georgia is reminding physicians that the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) requirements will go into full effect this Sunday, July 1.  

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

DPH is encouraging physicians and applicable practice staff to take advantage 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.”

Call 404.463.0772 or email to with questions related to the Georgia PDMP.

Click for DPH PDMP web page

Click for DPH PDMP tutorial video (audio required)

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