Note: "Dispenser" means a practitioner authorized by the State to deliver a controlled substance to an ultimate user or research subject by or pursuant to the lawful order of a practitioner, including without limitation, the prescribing, administering, packaging, labeling, or compounding necessary to prepare the controlled substance for that delivery. (Act 304)


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 thirty (30) 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.

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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