Unauthorized Access / Improper Disclosure

 

Access to patient information

Direct access to the MN PMP database for the purpose of requesting patient profile information is given to a limited set of permissible data users.  For a complete list please reference MN Statute 152.126 subd. 6 

Data is made available to permissible users for a 12-month period beginning the day the data was received and ending 12 months from the last day of the month in which the data was received.  A restricted group of permissible users may use all data for the purposes of administering, operating and maintaining the PMP and conducting trend analyses and other studies necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. 

Suspected unauthorized access

An individual who has been prescribed a controlled substance may submit a request to obtain information on access by permissible users to the recipient’s data record.  Information will include the name and organization affiliation of the permissible user and the date of access.  To submit a request click here to obtain instructions and a form.

Any suspected unauthorized access should be reported to the appropriate health-related licensing board of the account holder accessing the data or the supervising account holder of the delegate authorized to access the data on their behalf. 

MN Board of Dentistry

MN Board of Medical Practice

MN Board of Nursing

MN Board of Optometry

MN Board of Pharmacy

MN Board of Podiatric Medicine

MN Board of Veterinary Medicine

Improper disclosure is governed by MN Statute 152.126 Subd 7, (b) “A prescriber or dispenser authorized to access the data who knowingly discloses the data in violation of state or federal laws relating to the privacy of health care data shall be subject to disciplinary action by the appropriate health-related licensing board, and appropriate civil penalties

 
 
 
 
 

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