Arkansas Law Enforcement/Licensing Board Site

The Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is Arkansas's solution for monitoring Schedule II-V controlled substances dispensed in Arkansas. Arkansas State Legislature Act 304 was signed into law in 2011, requiring the Arkansas Department of Health to establish and maintain a controlled substances prescription database for the reporting of dispensed prescriptions for all Schedule II-V substances under federal law. This program was created to improve patient care and foster the goal of reducing misuse, abuse, and diversion of controlled substances; and to encourage cooperation and coordination among state, local, and federal agencies and other states to reduce the misuse, abuse, and diversion of controlled substances.

Act 304 “a designated representative of a professional licensing board of the professions of the healing arts representing health care disciplines whose licensees are prescribers pursuant to an investigation of a specific individual, entity or business licensed or permitted by that board.”

The Arkansas Department of Health grants system access accounts to law enforcement officers engaged in an active investigation that is being conducted with a reasonable, good faith belief that it could lead to the filing of administrative, civil or criminal proceedings, or that is ongoing and continuing and for which there is a reasonable, good faith anticipation of securing an arrest or prosecution in the foreseeable future.