Texas Prescription Monitoring Program
The Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is an electronic database used to collect and monitor prescription data for all Schedule II, III, IV, and V controlled substances dispensed by a pharmacy in Texas or to a Texas resident from a pharmacy located in another state. The PMP also provides a venue for monitoring patient prescription history for practitioners and the ordering of Schedule II Texas Official Prescription Forms. Click here for more information about the PMP.
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During the 2017 legislative session, the Texas legislature passed House Bill 2561 which provided for the following changes regarding the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP).
Effective September 1, 2017, Texas-licensed pharmacies are required to report all dispensed controlled substances records to the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) no later than the next business day after the prescription is filled. The 85th Texas Legislature changed this requirement, which previously allowed for seven days to send the information. The reporting requirement applies to all Schedule II, III, IV, and V controlled substances.
Beginning September 1, 2019, pharmacists and prescribers (other than a veterinarian) will be required to check the patient’s PMP history before dispensing or prescribing opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or carisoprodol.
Currently, pharmacists and prescribers are encouraged to check the PMP to help eliminate duplicate and overprescribing of controlled substances, as well as to obtain critical controlled substance history information.
To register, go to www.texas.pmpaware.net/login
This site is provided to prescribers and dispensers for purposes of providing better patient care for established patients. Health and Safety Code §481.076(a) outlines who may access this information and under which circumstances. Inappropriate access is a violation of this section and is grounds for discipline by that individual’s licensing board.
Prescribers and dispensers: click here to register and query an established patient report of controlled substance prescriptions.
User Support Manual
Quick Reference Guide - Making a Request in PMP AWARxE
OFFICIAL PRESCRIPTION FORM
NOTICE: Effective September 1, 2018, a new Official Prescription form will be issued with additional security features. Effective June 1, 2019, all versions of the Official Prescription Form issued prior to September 1, 2018, will no longer be valid.
NOTICE: Due to the increased number of orders received since September 1, 2018, the processing time to receive the prescription forms may exceed 45 days.
THE PERSON ORDERING OFFICIAL PRESCRIPTION FORMS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE ORDER.
Fraudulent Official Prescription Forms
Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances
Report of Lost, Stolen, or Destroyed Official Prescription Forms
Frequently Asked Questions
Important Links regarding controlled substances.
- Texas Controlled Substances Act
- Texas Administrative Code Chapter 315
- Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (DEA)
- E-prescribing Controlled Substances (TMA)
- DEA Guidance on Forwarding E-prescriptions
- Information on Controlled Substance Prescriptions from Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants
- Multiple Official Prescription Forms Issued
- Corresponding Responsibility - A Shared Obligation
- Texas Medical Board Guidelines for Pain Management (Texas Administrative Code 170.3)
- Certified Pain Management Clinics
- Drug Disposal Information
- Illegal Official Prescription Forms
- Rx Patrol
- Prescription Fraud Report
If you have questions regarding the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program please contact us by:
E-Mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – (512) 305-8050
Fax – (512) 305-8085
For law enforcement assistance, please contact the Texas Department of Public Safety. E-Mail – email@example.com