Each time a controlled substance is dispensed to an individual, the controlled substance shall be reported to the AR PMP, using a format approved by the ADH, as soon thereafter as possible, but not more than seven (7) days after the controlled substance was dispensed. All dispensers of controlled substances must meet the reporting requirements set forth by Arkansas law in a secure methodology and format. Such approved formats may include secure FTP over SSH, SSL website, CD ROM, or other agreed-upon method.

NoteA "dispenser" is identified as a practitioner who is authorized to dispense controlled substances in the state of Arkansas.

If you are a chain pharmacy, your data will likely be submitted from your home office. Please verify this with your home office. If you are an independent pharmacy or other entity, please forward the reporting requirements to your software vendor. They will need to create the data file, and they may be able to submit the data on your behalf. If not, follow the instructions provided in the Data Submission chapter in the "Dispenser's Implementation Guide" to submit the data.

Note: Additions or deletions of other drugs specified by Arkansas law may happen periodically. These changes must go through the regulatory process in order to be added or deleted. You will be notified of any changes that are made in the future.

For detailed information for each of the fields required by the state of Arkansas and the fields required by the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP), please see Appendix A: ASAP 4.2 Specifications in the "Dispenser's Implementation Guide."


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