This is to notify the pharmacy community and the public that the recent changes to requirements for data and customer ID collection and reporting to the Massachusetts Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) became effective January 1, 2011 for all pharmacy providers.

The regulatory amendments expand upon current requirements to include:

  • Reporting of prescription records for Schedules II - V
  • Collection and reporting of customer ID information for Schedules II - V
  • Reporting by out-of-state pharmacies that deliver a prescription to a person in Massachusetts, in addition to MA pharmacies
  • Reporting no less frequently than weekly

A revised guidance document, the "Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Handbook for the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Software Provider" is available at www.mass.gov/dph/dcp.

PMP regulations of the Department of Public Health and Board of Registration in Pharmacy may be found at 105 CMR 700.000, 105 CMR 701.000, 247 CMR 2.00 and 247 CMR 5.04.

Please contact the Drug Control Program at (617) 983-6700 with any questions.

Last Updated: 2/21/2014


This information is provided by the Drug Control Program within the Department of Public Health.