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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Montana State Profile (2021)

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The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center (PDMP TTAC) reports 2020 data and 2021 features of the Montana state Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).


The acronym for the Montana PDMP is MPDR. It is administered by the Montana Board of Pharmacy. The email address is provided along with the URLs of the main PDMP website and related websites for enrollment, query, and data upload. Contact information is provided for the Program Manager and Executive Director. The 2020 state population was 1,085,407, and there were 7,228 DEA-registered prescribers and 247 DEA-registered dispensers. Fifteen reports available from the PDMP are listed. The funding source for the PDMP is licensing fees. The budget amount for 2021 is not reported. The PDMP has one employee, who is responsible for operational tasks. Key dates in the establishment and development of the PDMP are listed, along with access information for statutes and rules that pertain to the establishment and operations of the PDMP. Eleven types of miscellaneous capabilities and policies of the PDMP are listed. The data retention policy requires that all information be purged 3 years after it is entered. Training in the features and use of the PDMP is available for prescribers, dispensers, law enforcement personnel, and the Regulatory Board. Training is required for prescribers and dispensers before beginning use of the PDMP. Criteria for PDMP accounts are reported. Law enforcement personnel use of the PDMP requires a subpoena and written request. Criteria for a query are listed. Enrollment in the PDMP is required for prescribers and dispensers, and prescribers are required to use it. Veterinarians do not have access to the PDMP. Data monitored or accessible pertains to the drugs listed in Schedules II-V. Technological capabilities of the PDMP are listed, along with the types of reports authorized for production and requestors authorized to receive them.

Date Published: January 1, 2021