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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Virginia State Profile (2021)

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The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center (PDMP TTAC) reports 2020 data and 2021 features of the Virginia state Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).


The acronym of the Virginia PDMP is VA PMP. It is administered by the Department of Health Professions. The email address is provided, along with the URLs of the main website and related websites for registering, query, data upload, statistics, the opioid dashboard, and statute/regulation. Contact information is provided for the Director of Prescription Monitoring Program and the Senior Deputy Director. In 2020, the state population was 8,654,542, and there were 48,759 DEA-registered prescribers and 1,673 DEA-registered dispensers. Seven entities are listed as transmitters of data to the PDMP. Substances monitored are on Schedules II-V, other drugs of concern, naloxone/narcan dispensing, and medical marijuana dispensing. Twenty-three types of PDMP available reports are listed. Nineteen types of statistical capabilities of the PDMP are listed. Thirty-nine types of authorized PDMP users are listed, representing prescribers, dispensers, law enforcement, correctional supervision, Medicaid, healthcare, patients, and regulatory bodies. Engaged users from these fields are also listed. The annual budget is $2,200,000, with funding from a CDC grant. There are four full-time staff performing operational tasks and two part-time workers performing technical and “other” responsibilities. Technologies used by the PDMP are listed, and three types of patient matching are reported for the PDMP. Other information provided pertains to data integrations available, partners in interstate data sharing, dates for significant developments for the PDMP, access codes for statutes relevant to PDMP, and a listing of various other policies of the PDMP. PDMP enrollment and use mandates are provided. Veterinarians report drug dispensing for greater than a 7-day course of treatment. Training in the features and use of the PDMP is provided for dispensers and prescribers. Requirements for queries are provided.


Date Published: January 1, 2021