Guide Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool (MassPAT)

Use the Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool whenever you prescribe an opioid. It’s required by law, and research shows it’s lowering the number of opioid prescriptions – and saving lives.

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Log in

Log in to MassPAT to check your patient’s opioid prescription history.

Why MassPAT is important

Massachusetts is battling the opioid epidemic on multiple fronts. As a prescriber you have a critical role to play.

Viewing a patient’s prescription history can:

  • Enable early identification of misuse, abuse or diversion
  • Prompt early intervention
  • Avoid duplication of drug therapy
  • Facilitate communication between providers and promote coordination of care

Prescriber experiences

"MassPAT assists me with consistent and safe prescribing when I see my patients. The alert feature helps ensure appropriate treatment choices."

Requirements to use MassPAT

Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 94C, Sec. 24A requires a practitioner to utilize the prescription monitoring program:

  • Each time prior to issuing a prescription to a patient for a narcotic drug in Schedule II or III
  • Prior to prescribing to a benzodiazepine to a patient for the first time

Chapter 208 of the Acts of 2018

Additional Resources for Requirements to use MassPAT

Register for MassPAT

Register online for MassPAT, the tool utilized by authorized providers that supports safe prescribing and dispensing of Schedule II through V controlled substances. We provide video tutorials with instructions for prescribers, pharmacists, and delegates.

Key Actions for Register for MassPAT

MassPAT training tutorials

The Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) provides training tutorials of the MassPAT system for Massachusetts healthcare professionals or delegate users.

New Bulk Search features for multiple supervisors (DOC)

Key Actions for MassPAT training tutorials

Electronic Health Records (EHR) Integration

Prescriber reports

Interstate data sharing

PMP regulations


Additional Resources for Contact