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Alaska's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program


What Prescribers and Pharmacists Need to Know about the PDMP


Starting July 17, 2017:

  • Mandatory registration by all pharmacists who dispense a federally controlled substances II, III and IV and DEA registered prescribers licensed in the State of Alaska.
  • Practitioner must review PDMP information before dispensing, prescribing, or administering a federal schedule II or III controlled substance. The exception(s) are:
    • receiving treatment in an inpatient setting;
    • at the scene of an emergency or in an ambulance;
    • in an emergency room;
    • immediately before, during, or within the first 48 hours after surgery or a medical procedure;
    • in a hospice or nursing home that has an in house pharmacy;
    • a nonrefillable prescription of a controlled substance in a quantity intended to last for not more than three days.
  • Collection of all schedule II, III, or IV controlled substances dispensed in the state; schedule V controlled substances are no longer collected.
  • Delegate access is now allowed, but with limitations; a registered pharmacist or prescriber may allow access to the PDMP by an agent or employee, who is licensed or registered under AS 08, by creating a sub-account within the PDMP under their corresponding prescriber or pharmacist account. Sign up instructions for delegates are coming soon.
  • Unsolicited reports may be provided to both prescribers and pharmacists when a patient appears to be receiving multiple Schedule II-IV prescriptions from multiple pharmacies and multiple prescribers; the current threshold is set at 5 prescribers / 5 dispensers in a 3-month period.
  • Reporting frequency of controlled substances dispensed will change to weekly.

PDMP Web Page:     Register   |   Sign In   |   Submit Data   |   Find Information

Joint Committee on Prescriptive Guidelines Report to Alaska State Legislature

Learn more about reducing addiction at:  Opioids.Alaska.Gov


Alaska Prescription Drug monitoring Program


Alaska Prescription Drug monitoring Program




THE MISSION OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF NURSING IS TO ACTIVELY PROMOTE AND PROTECT THE HEALTH OF THE CITIZENS OF ALASKA THROUGH THE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE PRACTICE OF NURSING AS DEFINED BY LAW.

The Board adopts regulations to carry out the laws governing the practice of Nursing and the work of Nurse Aides in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary action against people who violate the licensing laws.

The Board meets four times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting.

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Board of Nursing Discipline Database

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Board of Nursing Advisory Opinions

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