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
- 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.
Counties that enacted legislation by 03/07/2017 are participating in the initial implementation of the PDMP with a go-live date of 04/25/2017. Counties that enact legislation by 05/01/2017 are eligible to participate in Implementation 2 of the PDMP with a go-live date of 07/01/2017. The current list of subscribing counties, ordinance links, and effective dates can be found here: PDMP Subscribing Counties. This document is updated as additional counties enact legislation; the list of subscribing counties participating in Implementation 2 will not be finalized until after 05/01/2017.
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:
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.
Program Contact Information
Contact: PDMP Coordinator