About PMP InterConnect
PMP InterConnect became operational with data exchanges between Indiana and Ohio in July 2011. To date, 47 states and the District of Columbia have executed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to participate in the PMP InterConnect program. By enabling prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) across the United States to be linked, PMP InterConnect provides a more effective means of combating drug diversion and substance use disorder nationwide.
The benefits of state PMPs are enhanced by PMP InterConnect because the system provides the means for physicians and pharmacists to more easily identify patients with prescription drug abuse and misuse problems, especially if those patients are crossing state lines to obtain drugs. Utilizing the program’s connected web of information allows appropriate intervention and aids in the prevention of substance abuse and diversion of controlled substances.
PMP InterConnect is governed by a Steering Committee, comprised exclusively of representatives of the PMPs that are participating in the system. The Steering Committee serves as the governing and advisory body as it relates to the administration and function of PMP InterConnect.
The 45 members of the Steering Committee are PMPs that are currently active or have executed an (MOU) with NABP.
The Steering Committee meets in person or by teleconference at least once per calendar year.
NABP provides state PMPs access to PMP InterConnect at no cost so that states can focus their resources and federal grants on supporting PMP operations. NABP has the financial resources to make this commitment without the need for any outside funding sources; it covers all costs associated with the development and ongoing operation of PMP InterConnect using its own revenues derived from program resources and its reserves.