Drug court use of reports from state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) is an emerging application of PDMP information to address prescription drug diversion and abuse. Most states have PDMPs, which provide authorized end users with reports consisting of a patients prescription history for controlled substances. Eight states PDMPs can provide drug courts with PDMP reports for case management of drug court participants.
This webinar will explore how PDMP reports are currently being used for case management in drug courts as well as potential uses in the future. The session will provide background on the prescription drug abuse epidemic, explain what PDMPs are and how they work, review the status of states with PDMPs generally, focus on those state PDMPs that provide access to drug courts and review the legal mechanisms used by states for drug court access to PDMP information. The webinar will also explore the use of PDMP information in case management through review of different use cases, discussion of a case study from one drug court and review of trends in use of PDMP information by Kentucky drug courts. Finally, the session will provide information on how drug courts can work with state PDMPs to gain access to PDMP information.
Presented by Dr. Grant Carrow and Judge Charles Hickman