**Effective October 15, 2016 – New Requirements to Utilize the MassPAT** - (See below)

PMP Laws & Regulation

  • Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94C Section 24A
  • 105 CMR 700.00  pdf format of 105 CMR 700.00
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    Please be advised that the regulations linked here are not the official version of the regulations. As is the case with all state regulations, the official versions are available from the Secretary of the Commonwealth' s State Publications and Regulations Division, through the State Bookstore, Room 116, Boston, MA 02133 or by calling (617) 727-2834.

MassPAT Terms & Condition of Use by End-User Role

Reporting Requirements

Dispensers in MA and dispensers who deliver Schedule II ─ V prescriptions to MA:

  • Data Submission Dispenser Guide  pdf format of Data Submission Dispenser Guide
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  • must report controlled substance dispensation data by the end of the next business day to Appriss’ PMP Clearinghouse, as an agent of the Department.
    • A zero report must be reported on days when no controlled substances were dispensed
    • A waiver may be issued to a dispenser when a report is not required due to a lack of dispensing on given days.

Effective October 15, 2016 – Requirements to Utilize MassPAT

  1. A registered individual practitioner must utilize the prescription monitoring program prior to prescribing to a patient each time:
    1. a narcotic drug in Schedule II or III
  2. A registered individual practitioner must utilize the prescription monitoring program prior to prescribing to a patient for the first time:
    1. a benzodiazepine; OR
    2. any controlled substance in Scheduled IV or V which the Department has designated in guidance as a drug that is commonly abused and may lead to dependence. At this time, there are no drugs that have received this designation.

#17-2-670 “Narcotic Drug” Definition Clarification – 2/6/2017  pdf format of #17-2-670 “Narcotic Drug” Definition Clarification
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Opioid Bill Notice – March 15, 2016 pdf format of IMPORTANT OPIOID BILL NOTICE
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Federally Scheduled Drugs
(Drug Enforcement Administration website with more information on federally scheduled drugs)


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