Doctors and other clinicians will now be able to obtain multi-state information about their patients’ controlled substances prescriptions. The North Carolina Controlled Substances Reporting System (CSRS) has joined the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s data sharing network, PMP InterConnect. This 42-state prescription monitoring network processes prescription data for millions of patient encounters each year.

 To access the new data, providers can select the “Multiple State Query” link on the left side of the Query page within the Controlled Substances Reporting System. The available states will appear in the “Disclosing States” field. North Carolina providers can now access prescription monitoring data from Virginia, South Carolina, and Arkansas and additional states are in the process of enabling two-way communication with North Carolina.

 Providers can access the CSRS here.