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 centralized database, the Connecticut Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System (CPMRS), which can then be used by healthcare providers and pharmacists in the active treatment of their patients.


The purpose of the CPMRS is to present a complete picture of a patientís controlled substance use, including prescriptions by other providers. As a healthcare tool, the CPMRS is used to improve quality of patient care and to reduce prescription abuse, addiction, and overdose. As a result, this allows providers the opportunity to properly manage the patientís 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 daily.

New: Public Act 16-43 (Effective 7/1/2016) - these new requirements will affect prescribers and veterinary facilities that dispense controlled substances.

  • Practitioner's authorized agent, licensed or unlicensed, may register for their own CPMRS user account.
  • Veterinary facilities are not subjected to daily reporting and will continue to submit dispensation reports weekly.
  • Whenever a prescribing practitioner prescribes greater than a 72-hour supply of any Schedule V controlled substance for the treatment of any patient, such prescriber, or such prescriber's authorized agent, shall review, not less than annually, the patient's records in the CPMRS.

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 affect both prescribers and pharmacies.

  • Prior to prescribing greater than a 72-hour supply of any controlled substance (Schedule II - V) to any patient, the prescribing practitioner or such practitioner's authorized agent shall review the patient's records in the CPMRS at https://connecticut.pmpaware.net.
    • 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 90 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 https://pmpclearinghouse.net.
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 (CSP) 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 https://connecticut.pmpaware.net.

  • 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 https://pmpclearinghouse.net.

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

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

Disclaimer: The CPMRS receives data daily from dispensing pharmacies and practitioners and at least once per week from veterinary facilities. Therefore, the data within the database may not be accurate or complete. For more information about any prescription, please contact the dispensing pharmacy and/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 11/29/2016 8:19:49 AM