The Utah Controlled Substance Database Program (CSD) is a prescription monitoring program that assists prescribers and pharmacists in learning more about their patients’ prescription history.
The Utah Controlled Substance Database Program was legislatively created and put into effect on July 1, 1995. It is used to track and collect data on the dispensing of Schedule II-V drugs by all retail, institutional, and outpatient hospital pharmacies, and in-state/out-of-state mail order pharmacies. The data is disseminated to authorized individuals and used to identify potential cases of drug over-utilization, misuse, and over-prescribing of controlled substances throughout the state.
Collection of Data
Utah law requires all outpatient pharmacies to report dispensing a controlled substance prescription (schedules II – V) within seven days. Data submitted by pharmacies is posted by the Controlled Substance Database within 24 business hours of reciept.
Please note that information in the Controlled Substance Database will not contain information from the following, as they are not required to report to the Utah program:
- prescriptions filled at federal facilities (military or VA);
- prescriptions filled at pharmacies licensed by other states; or
- controlled substances administered in an in-patient setting.
Information may be reported to the Controled Substance Database program by modem, floppy disk, an encrypted attachment to e-mail, or paper. Generally, the media used is dependent on the pharmacy software inplace.
All transactions must be submitted at the end of each month no later than ten days following the end of every calendar month. Data may be submitted more often, i.e. weekly or bi-weekly. All submissions are required to include a Data Transmission Form.
The several training options are available for prescribers and pharmacists.
The CSD also provides free in-depth training on a monthly basis at several locations around the state of Utah. In addition to learning more about prescription drug abuse and the CSD, participating prescribers and pharmacists receive two hours of continuing education towards their license renewal requirements.
These classes are free, but advance email registration is required.
Online registration and a schedule of available dates may be found HERE.
Additionally, brief, informal tutorials are available over the telephone by calling the CSD customer service team at (801) 530-6220.
Comments and concerns about the CSD program can be submitted by email at email@example.com.