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Mental Health and Anti-Addiction Services Administration (Puerto Rico)

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Puerto Rico is currently without a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP), but with the passage of PR Senate Bill #33 from 2017, currently Puerto Rico Law 70-2017, a PDMP is set to be established. The Mental Health and Anti-Addiction Services Administration (MHAASA) will initiate the PDMP of Puerto Rico together with partnering agencies such as the Puerto Rico Senate, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDoH). The project anticipates having a network of 13,554 licensed prescribers and dispensers under the PRDoH’s Office of Controlled Substances by accomplishing the following: establish the PDMP within MHAASA; create and facilitate an interagency advisory commission made up of representatives from MHAASA and law enforcement, substance abuse treatment, prescribers, and more; enhance the technological capacity of the current MHAASA Management Information System to collect data; and train all Puerto Rico PDMP system users to promote full compliance with the reporting standards.