VPMS for Health Care Providers & Pharmacists
Vermont Prescription Monitoring System
The Vermont Prescription Monitoring System helps track the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances — those drugs most likely to lead to abuse, addiction or patient harm if they are not used properly.
Only health care providers, prescribers, and pharmacies licensed by the State of Vermont, and the US Drug Enforcement Agency, may register with VPMS and access information in the database.
For technical support, including help with accessing the system, or forgotten passwords:
- Call: 800-225-6998
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Providers with Apple Computers
- Instructions & software for running Windows on a Mac
- Call: 800-511-MACS (6227)
VPMS Training Guide
- RxSentry Training Guide for Vermont Practitioners
- Practitioner/Pharmacist Registration Guide (presentation)
Coming Soon: Fast and easy online
Keep checking this page for news about our upcoming online registration system. The new system will automatically check with the relevant licensing boards and the Drug Enforcement Agency so that it will no longer be necessary to submit a paper copy of your Vermont medical license and DEA certificate.
Vermont Licensed Providers, Pharmacists, and Delegates must register to use the VPMS.
Act 75 requires that each prescriber who writes a prescription for controlled substances must be registered with the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System by November 15, 2013.
The deadline for VPMS registration has passed and paper applications have been removed from this website.
VPMS is currently upgrading to a new online registration format and will resume accepting applications for registration soon. Due to the volume of applications received recently, VPMS is not accepting any new registrations until the upgrade to online registration is complete.
If you are a prescriber or pharmacist who has already submitted an application, please be advised that they are being processed as quickly as possible and you will receive email notification when your account is active.
If you are a prescriber or pharmacist and you have missed the deadline, please be advised that VPMS will accept your application once the online registration system is up and running.
Prescribers must query the VPMS in the following circumstances:
- At least annually for patients who are receiving ongoing treatment with an opioid Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substance
- When starting a patient on a Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substance for nonpalliative long-term pain therapy of 90 days or more
- The first time the provider prescribes an opioid Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substance written to treat chronic pain
- Prior to writing a replacement prescription for a Schedule II, III, or IV controlled substance
Tel: (802) 652-4147
Fax: (802) 652-2019
Page updated 11/21/2013