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North Carolina Controlled Substances Reporting System
All material on this page is from the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. Click here to see the official state page.
Application for Access to the System | Do’s and Don’ts for Prescribers and Dispensers Using the CSRS | Who Has Access to Information in the CSRS | Penalties for Misuse | State Prescription Monitoring Programs in Surrounding States
This statewide reporting system was established by North Carolina law to improve the state’s ability to identify people who abuse and misuse prescription drugs classified as Schedule II-V controlled substances (Defined). It is also meant to assist clinicians in identifying and referring for treatment patients misusing controlled substances. The NC Commission for, and the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services make rules and manage the program. (For details, go to the NC law.)
- To identify and prevent diversion of prescribed controlled substances.
- To reduce morbidity and mortality from unintentional drug overdoses. To reduce the costs associated with the misuse and abuse of controlled substances.
- To assist clinicians in identifying and referring for treatment patients misusing controlled substances.
- To reduce the cost for law enforcement of investigating cases of diversion and misuse.
- To inform the public, including health care professionals, of the use and abuse trends related to prescription drugs.
- Prescribers and Dispensers (Application must be notarized) Request for Access to Database and Privacy Form (6/10) | Instructions (6/10)
- To request your own personal information (Application must be notarized) Request Form(6/10)
- For everyone:
- Include a photo ID.
- Do NOT FAX.
- Mail to:
NC Controlled Substances Reporting System
3008 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-3008
Do’s and Don’ts forPrescribers and Dispensers Using the CSRS Do’s and Don’ts (6/10)
- Practitioners and dispensers of controlled substances for the purpose of providing medical care for their patients.
- Special Agents of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation who are assigned to the Diversion & Environmental Crimes Unit.
- Assigned special agents of the primary monitoring authorities for other states.
- A court through to a lawful court order in a criminal action.
- The Division of Medical Assistance (DMA).
- Certain licensing boards. Information submitted through this reporting system is privileged, confidential and not considered a public record. Information may only be released under certain circumstances and to people authorized to receive the information.
- Medical Examiners for the purpose of investigating the death of an individual.
Information submitted through this reporting system is privileged, confidential and not considered a public record. Information may only be released under certain circumstances and to people authorized to receive the information. People authorized to get information from the system include:
There are financial penalties for misusing the information. There are also financial penalties available to a person whose information is misused.
Use the following links for contact information for other States’ programs to find out if and how you may obtain information from their programs (nor all states have programs and rules vary from state to state).
- Virginia: http://www.dhp.state.va.us/
dhp_programs/pmp/ | Phone 804-367-4482
- South Carolina: http://www.scdhec.net/administration/
drugcontrol/pmp.htm | Phone 803-986-0688
- Tennessee: https://prescriptionmonitoring.state.tn.us/
- Kentucky: http://chfs.ky.gov/os/oig/KASPER.htm |
- West Virginia: https://220.127.116.11/login.asp |
- Georgia: Legislation is pending. (6/2010)
- Florida : Legislation has passed, program is being implemented.
Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Programs
http://www.pmpalliance.org/ | Phone 360-556-7152
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