Patient Rights and Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

For commonly asked questions about the MN Prescription Monitoring Program for patients and the general public please click here.

Prevention and Treatment Resources for Patients

For Information on treatment and prevention of prescription drug abuse for patients including information for friends and families of patients click here.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Health information in the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) database is protected by Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and other state laws.  The HIPAA privacy rule and state law protects the privacy of individuals’ health information.

Right to be Informed of Reporting to the PMP

Minnesota statutes section 152.126, Subd. 4(d) requires dispensers reporting patient prescription data to the PMP to provide to the patient for whom the prescription was written a conspicuous notice of the reporting requirement and notice that the information may be used for program administration purposes.  This notice can be accomplished in various manners, such as a sign posted within the pharmacy and visible to the patient, an insert in the prescription package, or a label on the prescription container.  Patients should also talk with their health care providers to become better informed about the prescription medications they are taking.  NOTE:  The PMP collects information on MN Schedules II, III, IV and V controlled substances , butalbital and gabapentin prescriptions dispensed in or into MN only. 

Requesting a Copy of an Individuals Controlled Substance Prescription History Report

Patients have a right to a free copy of their own PMP record.  To request a report a patient needs to mail or fax to the MN Prescription Monitoring Program one of the following document(s):

  1. A completed Individual’s History Report Request; or
  2. If requesting the report be sent to another individual then complete an Individual Request Form/Authorization for Release of PMP Report to a 3rd Party

These forms need to be notarized. The completed form can be mailed, faxed, emailed to the PMP for processing. Reports will be sent to you within 10 business days.  

Record Correction Requests

Data submitted to the PMP is provided by MN licensed pharmacies and dispensing prescribers who dispense in and into MN.  If there is an error in the data reported the patient needs to contact the pharmacy/dispenser who reported the data.  It is the responsibility of the pharmacy/dispenser to correct the data and resubmit it if appropriate.  It is recommended that the patient include in their correction request the date the report was run, the date the prescription was written and filled, and any other information to positively identify the record in question.

Program Contact Information

For more information on the PMP browse this website or contact program staff with questions and concerns.

 
 
 
 
 

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