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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Utah State Profile (2021)

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The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center (PDMP TTAC) reports 2020 data and 2021 features of the Utah state Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).


The acronym of the Utah PDMP is UT CSDB. It is administered by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Utah Department of Commerce. The email address is provided, along with the URLs for the main website and related websites for enrollment, query, data upload, and statistics. Contact information is  for the C/S Database Administrator and the Chief Investigator. For 2020, the state population was 3,271,616, and there were 16,389 DEA-registered prescribers and 549 DEA-registered dispensers. A total of 22 types of available PDMP reports are listed. PDMP funding sources are licensing fees, controlled substance registration fees, and a BJA grant. There are 17 PDMP staff members, with six performing operational tasks, four responsible for technical work, five engaged in analytical/epidemiological work, and two performing “other” work. Key dates in the PDMP’s establishment and development are listed, along with accessing information for state statutes and rules on PDMP responsibilities and policies. Twelve PDMP capabilities and policies are listed. Training in the features and use of the PDMP is available and required for prescribers. The content of a PDMP account is provided. Access to patient PDMP data by law enforcement personnel requires a subpoena or a search warrant, as well as a written request. Information needed to query PDMP data is reported. Enrollment in the PDMP is required for prescribers, and its use is required for both prescribers and dispensers. Veterinarians can voluntarily enroll in PDMP as data requesters. Data are monitored or accessible for drugs listed in Schedules II-V. and information is collected on drug-related convictions, criminal court case information, and medical marijuana dispensing.  


Date Published: January 1, 2021