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All Delegates will use one of two 'Role' designations regardless of personal professional licensure: 'Prescriber Delegate- Unlicensed' or 'Pharmacist Delegate- Unlicensed". Unlicensed indicating not licensed in the State of Oregon to write prescriptions or dispense prescribed medications.
Delegates apply for an account the same as any provider or pharmacist with one additional step.
Open the verification email sent to you and follow the included prompt. Once the applicant has completed the necessary steps (filled online form, opened verification e-mail, uploaded ID) PDMP staff will review this request for complete and determine if the applicant can be approved. Delegates must be linked to at least one Supervisor who has approved their link request and may be linked to more than one Supervising prescriber or pharmacist.
As your PDMP accounts belong to the individual user you will want to periodically review those you are linked to, or have linked you, to update your account with each staffing change or staffing need.
For Delegates: You must list at least one prescriber or pharmacist to be delegated to at time of registration. You may link yourself to others once your registration has been approved by visiting your "My Profile" page of the PMPAware screen when you left click your name in the blue menu bar as found along the top right side of the screen. Select "My Profile" and scroll to the bottom of the page where you may add additional email address/user ID's in the “Supervisor” field.
For Prescribers: You may link yourself to one, or more, delegates by visiting the "Delegate Management" menu from the PMPAware Menu bar at the top of the screen. This page will show you those delegates who have requested linkage to your account at which time you will approve or decline their request. You will also be able to add delegates using the email address they registered for the PDMP with at this screen.
Removing a delegate’s link to your account within the PDMP will render a delegates account inoperable if you were the only prescriber/pharmacist listed prohibiting them from accessing patient data until they have been linked to a new prescriber. Removal of a delegate who is linked to others will not disable their account as they will still be able to utilize other linkages.
Annually, in July, all prescribers/pharmacists with delegates are required to re-certify their delegates. Delegates will be placed in a “pending” status until you sign in and under “Delegate Management” approve your profile. This is a Supervisors annual opportunity to update the list of delegates and add, or remove, individuals to reflect their current work needs.
Make sure the patient information you are entering is correct. You may wish to check the patients insurance card as pharmacies often will use the name and spelling on that card. Also try only using the patients last name, first name, and date of birth in a search.
If your patients last name is hypenated or generational suffix you may want to try the following.
Example name: John Brown-Jones IV
Hyphenated names can be tricky as different pharmacies have different policies how to enter in hyphenated or two word last names. Some omit the hypen using just a space, some use the hyphen character, and others omit the hypen and the sapce. First omit the generational suffix "IV", you may also want to try "Brown-Jones", "Brown Jones", "Brownjones", "Jones".
The PDMP only holds data for a period of 3 years. The PDMP defaults in the search screen to 1 year from the day you are conducting the search. You may choose to manually change the date to any period within the last 3 years of the day.
Patients recieving higher levels of care with skilled nursing and hospice facilities, in-patient settings, adult foster care, and correctional facilities may not have prescriptions within the PDMP. Pharmacies are exempt from reporting these prescriptions as as patients with higher levels of care and no access to at-home supplies of medication are considered less risk for accidental or abuse.
See the HIPAA Privacy Rulefor additional information related to permitted uses and disclosures of protected health information – specifically sections related to treatment and public interest and benefit activities.
Data in the PDMP comes from pharmacies, data entry errors at pharmacies can happen. All error corrections need to be directed to the dispensing pharmacy. If you need assistance regarding an error on a patients PDMP report please notify the PDMP by telephone or e-mail. Please have the patients name, DOB, and the prescription information (date/medication/dosage/prescriber) ready. The PDMP will attempt to work with the pharmacy to make corrections and flag the prescription noting the correction. Errors can generally be corrected within 60 days of dispensing, errors greater than 60 days old can be flagged with a correction note.
The most common error found is the spelling of a patients name. Before reporting an spelling error please check your patients government issued photo ID and insurance card to make sure the spelling differs. Many pharmacies are required to fill prescriptions based on the name listed on the insurance card to ensure payment.
Oregon pharmacies can pride themselves on a less than 1% rate of error in data submitted to the PDMP. Pharmacies and the PDMP work dilligently to correct errors prior to being uploaded to the data system.
Oregon allows prescribers in bordering states, Washington, California, Idaho, and Nevada, access to the PDMP if they meet licensure criteria. Oregon also allows non-resident pharmacists with licensure from the Oregon Board of Pharmacy to dispense to Oregon access to the system.
Oregon healthcare professionals are able to access some other states PDMP systems including Washington and California.
For information on the Washington PDMP please visit: http://www.wapmp.org/practitioner/pharmacist/
For information on the California PDMP please visit: https://oag.ca.gov/cures
As of January 1, 2018, Oregon Legislature has allowed the Oregon PDMP to participate in Interstate data sharing through the Appriss PMPi Gateway.
Oregon PDMP Provider Portal
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