DCP: Prescription Monitoring Program

Prescription Monitoring Program

{Prescription Drugs} The prescription monitoring program collects prescription data for Schedule II through Schedule V drugs into a central database, the Connecticut Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System (CPMRS), which can then be used by providers and pharmacists in the active treatment of their patients.

The purpose of the CPMRS is to present a complete picture of a patient’s controlled substance use, including prescriptions by other providers, so that the provider can properly manage the patient’s treatment, including the referral of a patient to services offering treatment for drug abuse or addiction when appropriate.

Under Connecticut law, information about all transactions for controlled substances (Schedule II-V) dispensed in Connecticut must be reported to the CPMRS. Pharmacies –- both in and out of state –- and dispensing practitioners must submit data at least once per week.

New: Public Act 15-198 (Effective 10/01/2015) and June Special Session Public Act 15-5, Sec. 354 (Effective 10/01/2015) - these new requirements will effect both prescribers and pharmacies.

  • Prior to prescribing greater than a seventy-two-hour supply of any controlled substance (Schedule II - V) to any patient, the prescribing practitioner or such practitioner's authorized agent who is also a licensed health care professional shall review the patient's records in the Connecticut Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System (CPMRS) at www.ctpmp.com.
    • Whenever a prescribing practitioner prescribes controlled substances for the continuous or prolonged treatment of any patient, such prescriber, or such prescriber's authorized agent who is also a licensed health care professional, shall review, not less than once every ninety days, the patient's records in the CPMRS.
  • On and after July 1, 2016, each pharmacy, nonresident pharmacy, outpatient pharmacy in a hospital or institution, and dispenser shall report all controlled substance prescriptions dispensed immediately upon, but in no event more than twenty-four hours after, dispensing such prescriptions into the CPMRS Data Collection website at www.ctrxreport.com.
Public Act 13-172 was signed into law on June 21, 2013 and became effective immediately. This Public Act will have two direct effects on prescribers in the state of Connecticut.
  • All prescribers in possession of a Connecticut Controlled Substance Registration issued by the State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection, will be required to register as a user with the Connecticut Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System (CPMRS) at www.ctpmp.com.

  • Any prescribers who dispense controlled substances from their practice or facility, etc., will be required to upload dispensing information into the CPMRS Data Collection website at www.ctrxreport.com.

  • Notification Letter to Practitioners January 2014  {Portable Document Format (PDF)}

For more information please call (860) 713-6073 or e-mail us at DCP.prescriptions@ct.gov.

Disclaimer: The CPMRS receives data at least once per week from dispensing pharmacies and practitioners. Therefore, the data within the database may not be accurate or complete. For more information about any prescription, please contact the dispensing pharmacy or the prescriber.
Prescription Drop Box:
Proper Disposal of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs:
Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs:

Content Last Modified on 9/28/2015 3:36:43 PM