Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program - DHS 4183

State of Illinois
Department of Human Services

The Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is part of the Illinois Department of Human Services.

The PMP is funded through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Assistance. Grant # 2010-PM-BX-0004.

Links to Drug Treatment, Controlled Substances Acts, Healthcare Manuals, Law Enforcement, and other States' Prescription Monitoring web sites are available at www.ilpmp.org.

The Illinois PMP does not guarantee any report to be entirely accurate. The records contained in the PMP are reported by the dispensing pharmacies and mistakes, while rare, are possible. PMP reports should only be used to supplement a patient evaluation, to confirm a patient's drug history, or to document compliance with a therapeutic regimen. If you notice an error in reporting please call us at 217-685-0426 or 217-785-9013.

Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program

What is the PMP?

The Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) collects information on controlled substance prescriptions dispensed in Illinois. The PMP web site allows prescribers and dispensers to view a current or prospective patient's prescription history.

Goal

The goal of the PMP is to assist prescribers and dispensers in the effective treatment of patients seeking medical care.

Voluntary and Free

The program is voluntary, free, and is intended only to assist medical providers to better serve their patients.

Easy to Use

It is minimally disruptive to healthcare providers and there is no barrier to patient therapies.

What information does the PMP provide?

  • Schedules II-V controlled substance prescription information.
  • Records viewable for 12 months and kept on record for two years.

Who submits prescription data?

  • Retail pharmacies dispensing in Illinois report on a weekly basis.

Who can access the web site?

  • Physicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Veterinarians
  • Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Other Prescribers and Dispensers

Register

To sign up for a free account, visit www.ilpmp.org. On the home page, you will find a Pharmacist Registration link and a Prescriber Registration link.

Law Enforcement and Patients can indirectly access information from the PMP. In order to do so, forms are available on the home page www.ilpmp.org.

Benefits

Health Care Focused

The PMP is an electronic tool used to assist healthcare providers with accurate patient specific data to prevent potential drug interactions or accidental overdose.

Preventing Abuse and Diversion

The PMP can help prevent the misuse, abuse and diversion of controlled substance medications.

Mobile Accessibility

The PMP web site provides full functional availability for mobile devices.

24/7 Access

The web site provides users with 24-hour and immediate access to their patient's prescription history.

View Your Prescribing History

The PMP allows prescribers to view a complete history of the prescriptions dispensed under his or her DEA number.

Drug Treatment

The PMP web site includes a brief intervention form and a link to SAMSHA treatment centers.

About Confidentiality

  • HIPAA compliant privacy requirements
  • All patient information is confidential
  • Indirect law enforcement access

Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program
401 North Fourth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62702
Fax: 217-557-7975

www.ilpmp.org

Program Questions: 217-558-0943

Technical Questions: 217-685-0426 or 217-785-9013


Programs, activities and employment opportunities in the Illinois Department of Human Services are open and accessible to any individual or group without regard to age, sex, race, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin or religion. The department is an equal opportunity employer and practices affirmative action and reasonable accommodation programs.

DHS 4183 (R-02-12) Prescription Monitoring Program
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