Texas Board of Pharmacy NarxCare Integration Request Form

TEXAS BOARD OF PHARMACY STATEWIDE INTEGRATION

The Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) collects prescription data on ALL Schedule II, III, IV and V controlled substances dispensed by a pharmacy in Texas or to a Texas resident from a pharmacy located in another state.

The Texas Prescription Program (TPP) was created by the 67th Texas Legislature in 1981 becoming effective January 1, 1982, to monitor Schedule II controlled substance prescriptions. Effective September 1, 2008, the Texas Legislature expanded the TPP to include the monitoring of Schedule III through V controlled substance prescriptions. Beginning September 1, 2016, the PMP transfers from the Texas Department of Public Safety to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Although controlled substances have valid medical uses, they also have potential for abuse and addiction. Diversion of prescription drugs is a significant abuse problem, and this program was created to be an efficient, cost effective tool for investing and preventing drug diversion. Federal controls monitor the substances from manufacture through distribution to retail facilities. The program seeks to educate and control misuse by following controlled substances to the ultimate user. The PMP may be used by practitioners and pharmacists to verify their own records and inquire about patients. In addition, the program may be used to generate and disseminate information regarding prescription trends.

Pharmacies that dispense Schedule II, III, IV, and V are required to report the information directly to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy’s contracted vendor, APPRISS. Prescription data is reported by the prescriber’s Federal DEA number. Prescribers and pharmacies are required by statute to have a current Federal DEA registration in order to possess, administer, prescribe or dispense controlled substances.

Integration Process:
  1. Follow the instructions and complete ALL of the following (only authorized decision makers at the healthcare entity should fill out these forms):
    • Integration Request Form (located on the right of this page)
    • Terms and Conditions (emailed to you within 24 hours)
    • PMP Gateway Licensee Questionnaire (emailed within 24 hours)
  2. Appriss Health will contact you and/or your EHR/pharmacy management system vendor with next steps.

For more detailed information about this important initiative, please review the Texas Integration Welcome Packet.

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