Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program Automated Connection - DHS 4198

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State of Illinois
Department of Human Services

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

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 email us at

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.

What is the PMP Automated Connection?

The PMP Automated connection is a service that links directly with a hospital/doctor's office/Pharmacy EHR/Medication management software to provide PMP data without the requirement of the doctor remembering their password.


The automated connection is free to use.  The only cost to the institution will be the programming need to be done on their side to establish the connection. We can even provide a programmer to help with this connection at no cost to the institution.

Easy to Use

The information provided by the PMP Automated Connection has the ability to be sent without the need of user interaction. Memorization of the PMP's username and password are no longer required. The results are returned almost instantly.

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 daily basis.

How long does the PMP Automated Connection take to establish?

? Depending on the type of connection made, it can vary from less than two days to more than two weeks.


To start the process of setting up your facility with the PMP Automated connection, please email us ad or call us at (217) 524-2158 or (217) 785-9013

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. IL PMP is recognized as a Specialized Registry for Meaningful Use Stage 2.

24/7 Access

The automated connection is available 24 hours a day.

No Username and Password to remember

The Automated connection does not require the user to enter into their credentials into the PMP system for every search.

Reports are nearly instant

The automated connection is proven to retrieve results 5 to 6 times faster than user searching.

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

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 4198 (R-09-17) ILPMP Automated Connection Printed by the Authority of the State of Illinois. 1000 copies PO#18-0303