VPMS for Pharmacies
Pharmacies are required to:
- Report data at least every seven (7) days
- Post an Advisory Notice to customers.
The deadline for reporting controlled substance data retroactive to July 1, 2008, was March 31, 2009.
Report of Controlled Substances Dispensed
At least once each week, every pharmacist-manager of a pharmacy licensed by the Vermont Board of Pharmacy, including those located outside of Vermont, shall submit a Report of Controlled Substances Dispensed to the VMPS database of all reportable prescriptions dispensed from the pharmacy to a patient in Vermont in the immediately preceding seven (7) days.
-- Vermont Prescription Drug Monitoring Rule (excerpt)
RxSentry® Dispenser’s Implementation Guide
The RxSentry® Dispenser’s Implementation Guide is a step-by-step implementation and training tool for dispensers to use for reporting Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances.
Health Information Designs (HID) will implement its RxSentry® System to meet the requirements for the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System for a database that acquires and maintains individual patient records of all Schedules II, III and IV drug dispensed by pharmacies licensed by the Vermont Board of Pharmacy.
For technical assistance, including help with accessing the system, or forgotten passwords:
- Call: 800-225-6998 ext. 3048
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Pharmacies with Apple Computers
- Instructions & software for running Windows on a Mac
- Call: 800-511-MACS (6227)
All licensed Vermont pharmacies must report all dispensed II-IV controlled substances on Vermont patients at least every seven days.
If your pharmacy does not stock or dispense controlled substances, fill out the VPMS exemption form and your pharmacy will be exempt from having to submit controlled substance reports to the VPMS.
If your pharmacy dispenses controlled substances infrequently to Vermont residents, the pharmacy is required to submit “zero reports” at least every seven days to the VPMS.
Pharmacists are encouraged to register and use the VPMS before dispensing controlled substances to your current patients.
To register for VPMS access please fill out the VPMS registration form.
Pharmacies must post the following notice:
This notice advises customers picking up a prescription for controlled substances, that the prescription information will be entered into the VPMS database.
Vermont Prescription Monitoring System
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street, PO Box 70
Burlington VT 05402-0070
Tel: (802) 652-4147
Fax: (802) 652-2019
Page updated 03/08/2013