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Searching for Patients
Across State Lines

Users of the Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) are able to search for their patients across state lines. This is called a PMP Interconnect Search.

How to use

  1. When conducting a new patient request, a list of available states is listed on the towards the bottom of the page.
  2. Select the states from which you wish to retrieve data.
  3. Perform a search as normal, and your patient request will be submitted to the selected states as well as the Pennsylvania PDMP.
  4. Results from those states will be blended into the final patient report.

The report does not group Rx information from each state into distinct tables. Instead, it incorporates information from all sources into a single table. The "PMP" column on the far right indicates which state PDMP the data came from.

Example of patient report with data from multiple states

Please note: Some users, such as delegates, medical residents and prescribers without DEA numbers, will not be granted access to search certain states if those states do not legally permit such users to access their PDMP.

Concerns or questions regarding the accuracy or completeness of patient prescription data obtained from other states should be directed to the appropriate state PDMP or to the pharmacy that submitted the data.

Setting states to search by default

Users can set default states to include every time they perform a search, for instance, if they want to always search neighboring states. This can be configured by clicking on "Menu" and then "Default PMPi States" under the User Profile submenu.

State access by user role

The following table shows which user roles have access to which states. Whether a role has access to a state is determined by the laws in the given state. For instance, some states do not legally permit delegates to search their PDMP.

X = role has access
— = role has no access

Role in PA PDMPALARCOCTDCDEFLILLAMAMDMEMNNCNE
DentistXXX
XXXXXXX
XXXXX
Medical ResidentXXX
XXXXXTBDXXXXXX
Nurse Practitioner XXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
OptometristXXX
X-XXXX-XXXXX
PharmacistXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
PhysicianXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
Physician AssistantXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
Pharmacist's Delegate - LicensedXX
X
-XXX-XXXXXXX
Pharmacist's Delegate - Unlicensed--X
--XX-XXXXXXX
Prescriber's Delegate - LicensedXXX
XXXX-XXXXXXX
Prescriber's Delegate – UnlicensedXXX
X-XX-XXXXXXX
Prescriber without DEA---XXXXXTBDXX---X


Role in PA PDMPNHNJNVNYOHOKRISCSDTNTXVAWVMilitary Health systems
DentistXXX
xXXXXXXXXXX
Medical ResidentX-XXXXXXXXXXX
Nurse Practitioner XXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
OptometristXXX
-XXXXXXXXXX
PharmacistXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
PhysicianXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
Physician AssistantXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
Pharmacist's Delegate - LicensedX---XXXX---XXX
Pharmacist's Delegate - UnlicensedX---XX-X---XXX
Prescriber's Delegate - LicensedX--XXXXXX-XXXX
Prescriber's Delegate – UnlicensedX--XXXXX--XXXX
Prescriber without DEA---XX-X---XX-X