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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

St. Louis County Ordinance No. 26352 establishes and authorizes the operation of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program by Saint Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH). The Saint Louis County Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (or PDMP) monitors the prescribing and dispensing of schedule II-IV controlled substances to assist in the identification and prevention of prescription drug misuse and abuse. The program’s goals are to 1) improve controlled substance prescribing by providing critical information regarding a patient’s controlled substance prescription history, 2) inform clinical practice by identifying patients at high-risk who would benefit from early interventions, and 3) reduce the number of people who misuse, abuse, or overdose while making sure patients have access to safe, effective treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

PDMP Initial Implementation Timeline

Action Effective Dates
First Dispenser Communication 1/17/2017
Data Submission Guide Release 1/17/2017
Second Dispenser Communication 2/1/2017
Third Dispenser Communication 3/1/2017
Dispenser Registration Opens 3/1/2017
Dispenser Registration Approval 3/27/2017
Test Data Submission 3/27/2017
User Registration Opens 4/4/2017
Data Submission Begins 4/10/2017
PDMP Go-Live for Users 4/25/2017

Subscribing Counties

The Saint Louis County Department of Public Health is implementing, operating, and maintaining the PDMP and will act as the PDMP administrator. Other jurisdictions can participate or subscribe to the St. Louis County PDMP; those jurisdictions are considered subscribing counties. A subscribing county is a county or jurisdiction that has enacted appropriate legislation authorizing participation in the St. Louis County PDMP and has engaged in a User Agreement with St. Louis County. Below is a list of subscribing counties and associated legislation (when available).

Subscribing County Onboarding Timeline

Initial Implementation Second Implementation Third Implementation
Action Due Date Action Due Date Action Due Date
Enact Legislation 03/09/2017 Enact Legislation 05/01/2017 Enact Legislation 08/01/2017
Sign User Agreement 03/31/2017 Sign User Agreement 06/01/2017 Sign User Agreement 09/01/2017
Go-Live! 04/25/2017 Go-Live! 07/01/2017 Go-Live! 10/01/2017

PDMP Ordinances

County Ordinance No. Effective Dates
St. Louis County 26352 3/1/2016
St. Louis City 70277 5/31/2016
St. Charles County 16-070  9/26/2016
Kansas City 160831 12/1/2016
Ste Genevieve County 11-17-16 1/1/2017
Jackson County 4912 1/1/2017
City of Independence 16-122  1/1/2017
Cole County 1/31/17  1/31/2017
Lincoln County 0227201701  2/27/2017
Stoddard County 03-06-2017  03/06/2017
Jefferson City 15362  03/06/2017
City of Columbia 023115  03/06/2017
Cooper County 4  03/07/2017
Audrain County 1332-030817  04/01/2017
Miller County 03/08/2017  04/01/2017

Dispenser/Data Submitter Information

Dispensers in subscribing counties are notified via letter:

A complete Data Submission Guide detailing dispenser duties and obligations under the program can be viewed here: PDMP Data Submission Guide.


Program Contact Information

Contact: PDMP Coordinator
Phone: 314-615-0522