Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a tool to help healthcare
providers and pharmacists provide patients better care in managing their
prescriptions. It contains information provided by Oregon-licensed retail
submit prescription data to the PDMP system for all Schedules II, III and IV
controlled substances dispensed to Oregon residents. The protected health
information is collected and stored securely.
healthcare providers and pharmacists and their staff may be authorized for an
account to access information from the PDMP system. Bordering state licensed
healthcare providers may also be authorized for access accounts. By law their
access is limited to patients under their care.
program was started to support the appropriate use of prescription drugs. The
information is intended to help people work with their healthcare providers and
pharmacists to determine what medications are best for them.
DEA Home Page
DEA Drug Scheduling
National Provider Identifier (NPI)
Q: Do I need a special certificate or license, in addition to a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number to prescribe
A: Your DEA registration is sufficient to
prescribe controlled substances that are within the scope of practice and
listed on the formulary compendium.
Q: Is there some place to find information on DEA regulations of
A: You can find information at the Department
of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration.
Q: Do I need to be practicing in Oregon to apply for DEA registration?
A: Issuance of a DEA registration to prescribe
controlled substances is predicated on successfully completing all of the
requirements imposed by the state in which the practitioner will conduct
business and obtaining a state license.
Q: What if I have a DEA registration and move to another state to practice.
Can I use my Oregon license and DEA registration to prescribe for new patients?
A: No, you must be conducting business in
Oregon to use your DEA registration.
Q: If I hold a DEA registration, can I dispense drug samples to my patients?
A: Yes, if you are dispensing samples at
Q: I am filling out my DEA application. What are the schedules that Oregon
NDs can prescribe?
A: The schedules are II, IIN, III, IIIN,
IV, and V. (See OAR 850-060-0215) For the
Schedule of Controlled substances (See OAR 855-080-0015) Any other questions about your DEA registration
should be directed to the DEA at (206) 553-5443 Seattle Office or (503) 721-6600
Portland Office. DEA Homepage
Q: Once I have registered with DEA can I prescribe any controlled substances
for any purpose?
A: No, only the substances that are
listed on the (AHFS Drugs & Classifications and OAR 850-060-0226) can be prescribed and used within the scope of
Q: How long after the Formulary Council has submitted a drug to the Board
for addition to the Formulary compendium must I wait before I can legally
A: Additions to the Formulary must go
through the same rule making process as any other rule change. A good estimate
is to allow at least 90 days from the date the Board actually initiates rule
making to the permanent adoption of any substance to the formulary. It is
wisest and the best practice to be sure a substance is allowed by
first checking the OBNM website or checking directly with the
Board if you do not have a copy of the formulary. The web site is updated as
soon as the adoption is permanently filed with the Secretary of State’s
Q: Will I lose my license to practice if I prescribe substances that are not
listed on the formulary compendium?
A: The OBNM will take action against any
practitioner that prescribes outside the formulary or scope of practice. It is
possible to lose one’s license to practice if the violation is egregious
Q: Am I authorized to prescribe medical marijuana?
A: No, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act states that an "attending
physician means a physician licensed under ORS Chapter 677. MDs and DOs
are licensed under that statute. Rules on medical marijuana can be found
at OAR 333, Division 8.