The PDMP Use Mandate applies to both CDS Prescribers and
Pharmacists. See below for information
specific to each profession.
Effective July 1, 2018,
a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) use mandate for providers prescribing controlled dangerous substances (CDS) medications and pharmacists goes into effect. The full text of the use mandate can be found in Health General-Article § 21-2A-04.2.
The requirements and
exemptions of this mandate are summarized below.
Mandatory Use for CDS Prescribers: Prescribers include the following practitioners with CDS
prescriptive authority: physicians,
physician assistants, dentists, podiatrists, nurse practitioners, and
advanced practice nurse midwives.
Prescribers must query and assess PDMP data (through the CRISP portal
or integration within the Electronic Health Record (EHR), where available):
this mandate: A
prescriber is NOT REQUIRED to request PDMP data if the opioid or
benzodiazepine is prescribed or dispensed to an individual:
specific FAQs for definitions of these terms
Mailing to Prescribers May/June 2018
to Pharmacists May/June 2018
How do I get
our PDMP Use Mandate Call Center, staffed by MedChi:
PHONE: During the hours of 8
a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, please call 1-800-492-1056 X3324 or
410-878-9688 to speak with a staff member. If you call after hours or
on weekends, please leave a message and a staff member will return your call
within two (2) business days.
EMAIL: Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ,
and a staff member will reply within two (2) business days.
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464