PDMP Data Request

Cynthia Fernandez filed this request with the Department of Justice of California.
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From: Cynthia Fernandez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code ยงยง 6250), I hereby request the following records:

* Specific information from this state's prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data collection. I am requesting that the data be sent in an excel sheet.
Please note that I am asking for high-level numbers; I have omitted anything that might personally identify a patient.

I am requesting these columns, or their equivalent, along with the rows of information, are:
- Creation Date
- Message
- National Provider ID
- NCPDP/NABP Provider ID
- DEA Number
- Pharmacy Name
- Chain Site ID
- ID Qualifier
- ID Qualifier of Additional Patient Identifier
- Gender Code
- Species Code
- Patient Location Code
- Country of Non- U.S. Resident
- Reporting Status
- Date Written
- Product ID Qualifier
- Product ID
- Quantity Dispensed
- Days Supply
- Drug Dosage Code
- Transmission Form of Rx Origin Code
- Partial Fill Indicator
- Classification Code for Payment Type
- Date Sold
- DEA Number
- DEA Number Suffix
- Product ID Qualifier
- State Issuing Rx Serial Number

* Please also include the data dictionary for this PDMP dataset.

* I am also requesting any complaints filed by doctors in the area regarding the PDMP and doctor-patient confidentiality.
* I am also requesting any and all documents, policies, and memos regarding police or DEA access to this database.
* Any privacy safeguards concerning access to this information
* I am also requesting any and all documents, memos, emails, and policies concerning how it was decided to track these specific drugs.

This issue has been widely reported on:
https://www.themarshallproject.org/2017/08/02/guess-whos-tracking-your-prescription-drugs#.5uZ4GX8yE
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/06/dea_does_not_need_warrant_to_s.html

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Cynthia Fernandez

From: Jaimie Tackett

Dear Ms. Fernandez,

Attached please find a letter extending the due date for the California Department of Justice to respond to the Public Records Act request you submitted on August 31, 2017.

Jaimie Tackett, Manager
California Department of Justice
CJIS Division, CJIS Executive Office
Legislation, Regulations, Safety, & Electronic Billing Section
(916) 210-5267

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This communication with its contents may contain confidential and/or legally privileged information. It is solely for the use of the intended recipient(s). Unauthorized interception, review, use or disclosure is prohibited and may violate applicable laws including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender and destroy all copies of the communication.

From: Jaimie Tackett

Dear Ms. Fernandez,

You will receive a response today, September 25th.

Jaimie Tackett, Manager
California Department of Justice
CJIS Division, CJIS Executive Office
Legislation, Regulations, Safety, & Electronic Billing Section
(916) 210-5368

From: CURES

Dear Ms. Fernandez,

Please find attached a letter responding to the California Public Records Act request that you recently submitted to the California Department of Justice. Your request indicates a preference that our response be sent electronically to this email address.

Sincerely,
CURES (aw)

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This communication with its contents may contain confidential and/or legally privileged information. It is solely for the use of the intended recipient(s). Unauthorized interception, review, use or disclosure is prohibited and may violate applicable laws including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender and destroy all copies of the communication.

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