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 Fact Sheet
PDMP Program Update
- A registration guide can be found here: PDMP Registration Guide
- Physicians and pharmacists may supervise and delegate access to the PDMP. Information on delegate access can be found here: PDMP Delegate Users
- All users must upload validation documentation before their registration will be processed. A list of authorized users and associated required documentation can be found here: PDMP validation documentation.
Tutorials on registration and utilization of the PDMP are below.
PDMP Initial Implementation Timeline
|First Dispenser Communication
|Data Submission Guide Release
|Second Dispenser Communication
|Third Dispenser Communication
|Dispenser Registration Opens
|Dispenser Registration Approval
|Test Data Submission
|User Registration Opens
|Data Submission Begins
|PDMP Go-Live for Users
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.
The St. Louis County PDMP launched on 04/25/2017 with 14 jurisdictions participating. Counties that enacted legislation by 03/07/2017 participated in the initial implementation of the PDMP. Any Missouri jurisdiction is welcome to join the PDMP, and additional jurisdictions are onboarded monthly. The PDMP implementation cycles with participating jurisdictions, links to associated legislation, and important dates can be found here: PDMP Subscribing Counties.
Dispenser/Data Submitter Information
A complete Data Submission Guide detailing dispenser duties and obligations under the program can be viewed here:
PDMP Data Submission Guide. Dispensers can submit test data to the PDMP; instructions for test data submission can be found here: PDMP Test Data Submission.
Dispensers in subscribing counties are notified via letter; sample letters can be found here: Dispenser Letters. For jurisdiction-specific letters, please contact your local public health agency.
The PDMP Rules approved by St. Louis County Council on March 28, 2017 can be found here: PDMP Rules and Regulations.
Dispensers requesting an exemption from reporting to the PDMP must complete the Dispenser Exemption Form.
Patients may request their own dispensation information. To request dispensation information, contact PDMP.DPH@stlouisco.com or 314-615-0522 to make an appointment and complete the Authorization to Release Protected Health Information (PHI) Form. Requests must be made in-person at the address below. Requestors will need to provide their current driver’s license or other valid government-issued photo identification and sufficient proof of the authorization or delegation from the patient if you are requesting information on another person. Proof of authorization or delegation would include birth certificate, power of attorney, or advanced directive.
Saint Louis County Department of Public Health
6121 N. Hanley Rd.
Berkeley, MO 63134
Statistical or educational requests for de-identified information can be made by contacting PDMP.DPH@stlouisco.com.
Program Contact Information
Contact: PDMP Coordinator