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Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Information

To manage the technical aspects of the program, the Board has partnered with Appriss, Inc.  They receive the transaction reports from all the dispensers, house the data on servers owned by the Board, and host the web portal for authorized direct access users. Appriss has also authored technical assistance documents as provided below.

Annual Program Reports:     2020     2019     2018     2017     2016     2015     2014     2013     2012     2011     2010     2009

Report of Performance Audit for 2013-2016 by Louisiana Legislative Auditor

Additional information about various aspects of the program is provided through the following links.

                 General Information                                    Advisory Council

Statewide Integration of PMP into Electronic Health Record Systems
The Prescription Monitoring Program is implementing a statewide comprehensive platform for healthcare professionals to review patients' controlled substance prescription history more quickly and efficiently.  The goal of the integration project is to minimize any workflow disruption by providing near-instant and seamless access to critical controlled substance prescription history information to both prescribers and pharmacists.  This platform utilizes current PMP prescription data and transfers it into electronic health records (EHR) and pharmacy management systems.  This statewide integration is a key component of Louisiana's ongoing efforts to address the opioid crisis.  Accessing and viewing a patient's PMP report obtained through the integration platform complies with Louisiana's PMP Mandatory Use Law (R.S. 40:978).  EHR and pharmacy management system representatives seeking connection to the integration platform should complete the Louisiana NarxCare EHR & Pharmacy Management System Integration Request Form.

Information for Dispensers

Effective June 2, 2016 the reporting of eligible prescription transactions (Schedules II through V and drugs of concern) to the Louisiana PMP database must be submitted to the Appriss Clearinghouse.  This Louisiana Data Submission Dispenser Guide explains the process of registering and transmitting the required data.  For those pharmacies seeking a waiver from the reporting requirements, a copy of that request form is posted here.

Pharmacies reporting veterinary prescriptions to the PMP database should be aware of special procedures for certain data elements in such prescription transactions.  The linked document provides detailed explanations.

Pharmacy Guidance:  Reporting accurate prescriber information to the PMP.

Information for Prescribers and Pharmacists
Registrants who wish to obtain access to the PMP must visit https://louisiana.pmpaware.net/login and select the Create an Account link to begin the process.  During the registration process, the applicant will be required to provide specific information unique to them in addition to the Individual Access Code provided by the Board in order to gain immediate access.

Any registrant who has not received an Individual Access Code or is unable to complete the online registration process should contact the PMP office for assistance, at (225) 925-6496, selecting Option "2".

Once the PMP account has been established, the user will receive an approval email, along with an email verification request.  These emails will come from no-reply-pmpaware@globalnotifications.com  Please adjust any email filters in place to recognize that address as a valid email address.

User Support Resources
For detailed assistance, please refer to the User Registration Process Tutorial.

For more detailed assistance for the AWARxE program, please consult the AWARxE User Support Manual [v2.5 - September 2021]

For your convenience, we have constructed a Quick Reference Guide for Patient Data Search.

NarxCare User Tutorials: PMP users can learn how to navigate and better understand the NarxCare platform with interactive tutorials from Appriss.  Follow along with Generic Navigation or NarxCare Interpretation to become familiar with Louisiana's NarxCare platform.