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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Utah State Profile

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Date Published
August 2018
8 pages
Information and data are provided for the Utah prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) named the Utah Controlled Substances Database Program (UT CSDB), which is administered by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing of the Utah Department of Commerce.
The email address of the UT CSDB is provided, along with website addresses for its home page, enrollment, queries, data upload, and statistics. Contact information is provided for the Database Administrator and the Chief Investigator. Data for 2017 cover the state population (3,159,345), DEA registered prescribers (14,323), and DEA registered dispensers (593). UT CSDB available reports are listed. Funding sources for 2018 were licensing fees and controlled substance registration fees. Staff numbers for 2018 cover the following job categories: operational (6), technical (2), analytical (6), and "other" (2). Key dates for the CSDB pertain to enabling legislation (January 1995), becoming operational (1996), initial user access (January 1997), on-line access (January 1997), and electronic reporting (1996). Source information for statutes and rules relevant to CSDB policies and procedures are provided. Reporting frequency is real time or 24 hours. Monitored drugs are controlled substances in schedules II, III, IV, and V. Reporting is also required for naloxone administration and dispensing, marijuana, opioid-related drug overdoses or deaths, drug arrest/conviction data, and ARCOS data. The CSDB has the authority to monitor other substances. Miscellaneous CSDB capabilities and policies are listed. Veterinarians are authorized to access an animal owner's prescription history. Patients can have access to their CSDB data when they are subjects of pending/current investigation. Prescribers are required to enroll in and use the CSDB, and dispensers are required to use but not enroll in the CSDB. A search warrant or subpoena is required for law enforcement access to patient data. Data retention time is 5 years.