Changing State PDMP Regulations

Are you keeping up to date with the latest PDMP regulations? Pharmacies are required to report the dispensing of controlled substances to their state via the prescription drug monitoring program. Each state has specific reporting requirements, including the method of reporting and the timeline to report dispensing controlled substances.

Some states require pharmacies to report when they dispense controlled substances on a monthly, weekly, daily, or real-time basis. Failure to report to the PDMP in a timely manner can carry consequences, including citations and disciplinary action.


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It is crucial for pharmacies to stay updated on PDMP regulations. You should regularly check your state’s PDMP website for the latest guidelines on reporting. Multiple states are updating their PDMP regulations for 2021, including California.

Pharmacies in California previously had up to seven days to report when they dispensed controlled substances. Effective January 1, 2021, pharmacies must report to CURES, the PDMP database for California, within one working day. TDS is providing a software update for Rx30 and Computer-Rx users to ensure pharmacies can report in a timely manner for states with known PDMP changes.

States with PDMP Changes Effective January 1, 2021

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin


Are your state PDMP regulations changing in 2021?

Review your state PDMP regulations as soon as possible to ensure you are compliant. TDS is committed to your business and provides information on changes to state PDMP regulations. You can find documentation on PDMP updates and how this impacts your Rx30 or Computer-Rx software in the Customer Success Center. If you learn of new changes in your state, feel free to contact us at


Computer-Rx customers can view PDMP state changes here.

Rx30 customers can view PDMP state changes here.

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