Naloxone Medication Data - Update
In the Maryland 2022 Legislative Session, Chapter 224 "Public Health – Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) – Naloxone Medication Data" passed. What this means is that dispensers who currently report CDS dispenses to the PDMP will also begin reporting naloxone dispenses to the PDMP. The bill gave the start date of October 1, 2022; however, the regulations to guide this change have not yet been promulgated. After the regulations have been promulgated, the PDMP will update the MD PDMP RxGov Data Submitter Reference Guide which will include guidance to dispensers on submitting naloxone dispenses and a date for the change to go into effect.
Maryland PDMP Dispenser Reporting Requirements
Maryland's PDMP data collection vendor is NIC and the platform through which it collects data is RxGov. Dispensers, or their authorized data submitter, must report data every 24 hours to RxGov to be in compliance with Maryland statute requirements, including submission of zero reports if no dispensing occurs. ‘Zero reports’ are required on any day that the dispenser does not dispense a CS prescription, regardless of whether or not the dispensing facility is open for business that day.