PDMP for Nursing
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
All prescribers with a DEA number in Georgia are required to check the Georgia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) before prescribing opiates or cocaine derivatives listed in Schedule II drugs or benzodiazepines. The PDMP can help eliminate duplicative prescribing and overprescribing of controlled substances and provide a prescriber or pharmacist with critical information regarding a patient’s-controlled substance prescription history and protect patients at risk of abuse.
Appriss – PMP Aware is the data analytics system that Georgia uses for its PDMP. They have prepared the attached “How To” video and written instructions to assist you with using the PDMP. The information will help you log in, reset your password, and navigate the system.
If you need additional help or if you have questions regarding the Georgia PDMP, please call 404-463-0772 or send an email to [email protected].
Prescriptive Authority For Advanced Nurses
APRNS SEEKING PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY:
If you plan to seek prescriptive authority in Georgia under O.C.G.A. § 43-34-25 you must first have a nurse protocol agreement approved by the Georgia Composite Medical Board. Please use the following guide to complete the process:
1. Submit your application for authorization as an APRN to the Georgia Board of Nursing.
2. After you have been authorized as an APRN by the Georgia Board of Nursing please visit the Georgia Composite Medical Board’s website at www.medicalboard.ga.gov, click on “Professional Resources,” select “Applications Center” and select the link for “Nurse Protocol (APRN) Agreement.” Follow the online instructions to submit your application for approval.
3. After your nurse protocol agreement has been approved by the Georgia Composite Medical Board please contact the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/ for information regarding submitting your application for a DEA number. Please note, you must be authorized as an APRN by the Georgia Board of Nursing and have a nurse protocol agreement approved by the Georgia Composite Medical Board prior to seeking a DEA number.
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