Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) law and implementation guide

March 18, 2013

Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency (Agency) to establish a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP):

Subject to funds as may be appropriated by the General Assembly or otherwise available for such purpose, the Agency shall, in consultation with members of the Georgia Composite Medical Board, establish and maintain a program to electronically record into an electronic data base prescription information resulting from the dispensing of Schedule II, III, IV, or V controlled substances and to electronically review such prescription information that has been entered into such a data base.

The purpose of the PDMP shall be to assist in the reduction of the abuse of controlled substances; to improve, enhance, and encourage a better quality of healthcare by promoting the proper use of medications to treat pain and terminal illness; and to reduce duplicative prescribing and overprescribing of controlled substances practices. The data collected will be used to enhance patient care by providing prescription drug monitoring information that will ensure legitimate use of controlled substances in healthcare, including palliative care, research, and other medical pharmacological uses.

To download a copy of the PDMP law or Dispenser's Guide for Implementation, a copy of Georgia law pertaining to PDMP or a copy of the PDMP exemption form, please click one of the links below.

If you would like to request your own information from the PDMP, please download the "Patient Information Request" form below.

Contact Information: 
Georgia Drugs & Narcotics Agency 404-656-5100