PAT Transitions to Pharmacy Board; Expect Delays

Effective Sept. 1, you will no longer be able to log in to the Prescription Access in Texas (PAT) website with your login information. That's because the Texas prescription monitoring program will transfer from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) and will transition to a new type of software. TSBP advises there will be a delay in prescription history of up to two weeks during the transition.   

Additionally, effective Aug. 21, DPS will no longer accept orders for Schedule II prescription pads. However, official prescription forms issued by DPS before Sept. 1, 2016, will be considered valid prescription forms. Official prescription pad orders received after Aug. 21, 2016, will be returned to customers.

When you log in to the new system for the first time, you will be prompted to update your profile information. TSBP says missing or incorrect demographic information (address or phone number) on your PAT profile will not prevent your account from being preloaded. 

TSBP has these important reminders regarding access to the new system:

  • You will have access to the new system beginning Sept. 1.  
  • You will receive an email on Sept. 1 that includes a short training tutorial on how to perform a query, along with instruction on how to log in.  
  • Do not register for a new account.  

The TSBP's Texas Prescription Monitoring Program website features information on prescription pad orders, helpful resources, and FAQs with additional information on electronic prescribing of controlled substances.

If you have any questions or concerns, call (844) 489-4767. Technical assistance is available Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm CT. 

For more information about the transition to TSBP, call (512) 305-8050, or email texaspmp[at]pharmacy[dot]texas[dot]gov.

Action, Sept. 1, 2016

Last Updated On

October 10, 2016

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