Arkansas’s Electronic Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) was authorized in 2011 by Arkansas State Legislature Act 304.  This program was created for the following purposes:

  • To enhance patient care by providing prescription monitoring information that will ensure legitimate use of controlled substances in health care
  • To help curtail the misuse and abuse of controlled substances
  • To assist in combating illegal trade in and diversion of controlled substances
  • To enable access to prescription information by practitioners, law enforcement agents and other authorized individuals and agencies

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) oversees the operation of the PMP and has selected Health Information Designs (HID) to develop a database that will collect and store prescribing and dispensing data for controlled substances in Schedules II, III, IV, and V and any other drugs specified by Arkansas law as amended. HID's RxSentry® is a Web-based program that facilitates the collection, analysis, and reporting of information on the prescribing, dispensing, and use of controlled substance prescription drugs. RxSentry® leads the industry in flexibility, functionality, and ease of use.

Arkansas law requires that each dispenser shall submit, by electronic means, information regarding each prescription dispensed for a controlled substance.  Each time a controlled substance is dispensed to an individual, the dispenser shall submit the information required by Arkansas law to the central repository weekly for the previous week, Sunday through Saturday.

The ADH shall establish and maintain procedures to ensure that the privacy, confidentiality, and security of patient information collected, recorded, transmitted and maintained is not disclosed except as provided in Act 304.


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Department of Health

West Markham

Fax: 2769-2769