Grants to USA and territories local and state governments to increase capacity to monitor and regulate controlled prescription drugs. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying. The purpose of this program is to assist governments in preventing and detecting the diversion, abuse, and misuse of pharmaceutically controlled substances such as opioids and other prescription drugs.
The Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) enhances the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health officials to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data and other scheduled chemical products through a centralized database administered by an authorized agency.
- Category 1: PDMP Implementation, Maintenance, and Enhancement Grants
- Category 2: Data-driven Response, Multistate Projects, or Advancement of PDMP
The Harold Rogers PDMP strengthens states’ and territories’ ability to plan, implement, or enhance their PDMPs by accommodating local decision making based on state laws and preferences, while encouraging the replication of promising practices.
The objectives of the Harold Rogers PDMP are to:
- Enhance a PDMP system.
- Facilitate and improve the exchange of information and collection of data on prescriptions and other scheduled chemical products among states.
- Provide and develop training for system users.
- Produce and disseminate educational materials.
- Support collaboration among law enforcement, prosecutors, public health officials, treatment providers, and drug courts.
- Facilitate electronic information sharing among states in compliance with the Prescription Monitoring Information Exchange (PMIX) National Architecture.
- Improve the quality and accuracy of PDMP data.
- Develop or enhance the capacity to provide unsolicited reports on controlled substance prescribing to authorized individuals or entities.
- Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the PDMP program or specific PDMP initiatives.
- Utilize emerging technology and reporting methods to improve the collection and sharing of PDMP data both intrastate and interstate.
- Address staffing needs for the state agency and support agencies.
In addition to supporting the implementation and enhancement of PDMPs, funding can support bidirectional, standards-based PDMP integration efforts with other health information technology systems such as electronic health records (EHRs), pharmacy dispensing software (PDS) systems, health information exchanges (HIEs), the eHealth Exchange, federally operated and tribally operated health care facilities, Veterans Administration-operated health care facilities, and other systems that are essential to promoting safe and responsible prescribing, while also assuring appropriate pain care.
Award recipients will be expected to ensure that their PDMP systems have the capacity to exchange data with other PDMP systems via the RxCheck hub.