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Pain Management

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
As of January 1, 2018, Nebraska’s PDMP contains all dispensed prescription drugs (controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs). This provides prescribers with an opportunity to view all dispensed medications for a patient and serve as a comprehensive medication reconciliation tool.

Registering for the PDMP takes only three simple steps:

  1. Complete the PDMP Access Request Form.
  2. Complete the PDMP training requirement (approx 24 minutes) at Nebraska PDMP On-Demand Training Video. Completion of the acknowledgement at the end of the training is required to “successfully complete” the training requirement.
  3. Complete the registration by setting up a user name and password. Instruction and a link to the Nebraska PDMP portal will be emailed directly to you once you have successfully completed your registration form and training requirement.

Please note: After you complete the registration you may designate licensed health care providers (i.e., nurses of all levels) under the Uniform Credentialing Act to access the PDMP on your behalf.  Prescribers can register designees utilizing the same online PDMP user access form.  

If you have questions regarding the PDMP registration process, please contact NeHII at or (402) 506-9900 option 1.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Davidson Wissing, DHHS, at or (402) 471-0835.

With the primary purpose of the PDMP being patient safety, we hope you will participate!

Background Information
In February 2016, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB 471, a bill to improve Nebraska's PDMP, or Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. The program will operate through Nebraska's Health Information Exchange (HIE), otherwise known as the Nebraska Health Information Initiative or NeHII. 

LB 471, which began January 1, 2017, requires that all controlled substances dispensed in Nebraska be reported to the PDMP.

Dispensers are required to electronically report data on prescription drugs dispensed to a patient (human or non-human) in the state or to an address in the state. Dispenser includes the following license types:

  • Nebraska Community Pharmacy License
  • Nebraska Mail Order Pharmacy Permit
  • Dispensing Practitioner Pharmacy License
  • Delegated Dispensing Permit
  • Remote Dispensing Pharmacy

Prescribers, dispensers, and dispenser’s designees will need to register to access and view PDMP data. Providers will need to complete the PDMP User Access Request Form. Please note: if you are a prescriber or dispenser and a NeHII Health Information Exchange (HIE) participant, NeHII staff will automatically enroll you for access to the PDMP.

Additional Resources
NeHII Fact Sheet
Nebraska Pain Management Guidance Document (October 2017)
LB 471
Opioid Resources
Nebraska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Website
NeHII (now CyncHealth)
Nebraska Medical Association Magazine on the PDMP
PDMP Implementation Guide (updated May 2, 2019)
DHHS Naloxone Website
Opioid Overdose Toolkit

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