The Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is a secure database that is used across the State of Maine to improve public health by providing controlled substance drug use information prior to prescribing or dispensing those drugs. The PMP is a key part of the State of Maine’s Opioid Abuse strategy by decreasing the amount and frequency of opioid and controlled substances prescribing. To view more regulatory and statutory information, please see Chapter 11 Rule (Word).
Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)
- 207-287-2595, Option 2
- TTY: Maine Relay 711
- Fax: 207-287-4334
- Email: PMP@maine.gov
How does the Maine PMP work?
Step 1. Prescription dispensers upload data to Maine PMP
Who submits the data?
- Maine pharmacies
- Mail-service pharmacies
- Remote-dispensing pharmacies
- Other dispensers, including dispensing physicians and veterinarians
Step 2. Maine PMP securely stores the data
How is the data kept safe?
- Data is stored in a secure, encrypted database
- Data is stored by dispensing record, not by patient, prescriber, or pharmacy
- Data is only accessed by permission for treatment and patient safety
Step 3. Authorized professionals securely access the data
Who can use the data?
- Licensed prescribers: Physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, veterinarians, and dispensers
- Delegates of licensed prescribers
Please consult the ME PMP AWARxE Role Definitions.
Access Points to the Statewide Prescription Monitoring Program Now Available
As part of the latest enhancements to the State of Maine’s PMP system, OBH has expanded the means by which prescribers and pharmacists can obtain access to their patients’ controlled substance drug use information. Those access points include:
- Via the PMP AWARxE platform
- Via the AWARxE PMP Gateway EHR application
- Via the State of Maine’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) Clinical Portal system
- Via RxCheck (coming soon)
To connect to the PMP through your EMR, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Sign up
- Please review the Maine Integration Guide (PDF) 10/15/2021.
- Complete the Maine PMP Integration Request Form (Appriss Health ).
Step 2: Agreement
- Complete the End User License Agreement, which is e-mailed to you after you submit the integration request form.
- Complete the PMP Gateway Licensee Questionnaire, which is e-mailed to you after you submit the integration request form.
Step 3: Prepare the Integration Connection
- Appriss begins integration work
- All documents are required to participate
- Only authorized decision-makers should fill out the paperwork
The Maine Office of Behavioral Health will cover the licensing fees associated with the integration service for approved providers in Maine that elect to connect their EHR to PMP Gateway.
Creating Your Account
Each ME PMP AWARxE user must register and create an account within ME PMP AWARxE Please navigate to https://maine.pmpaware.net/ to start the registration process, for any registration assistance please reference the ME PMP AWARxE User Guide (PDF) 03/01/2021. Please review the Flow chart for direction on when to check the PMP.
PMP AWARxE Technical Support: (Support hours 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- By phone: 844-463-4767
- By support ticket:
- New Registration
- Registering a Delegate
- Patient Requests
- Bulk Patient Searches
- Patient Report Review
- MyRx Review
- Navigating the NarxCare Reports
- NarxScore Interpretations
- Full NarxCare Demo