MassPAT Data --no personal identifiers.

Cynthia Fernandez filed this request with the Department of Public Health of Massachusetts.

It is a clone of this request.

Due Aug. 4, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Cynthia Fernandez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Specific information from the MassPAT 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.

The columns I am specifically requesting, 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

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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 business days, as the statute requires.


Cynthia Fernandez

From: Christiansen, Charlena (DPH)


We have received your records request and will begin working on your request. Please be advised that we are in the process of identifying records that may be responsive to your request and subject to disclosure under the public records law, G.L. c. 66, § 10 and G.L. c. 4, § 7, cl. 26. Once we determine the cost of copying, research and redaction, if any, you will be notified.

Charlena Christiansen
Program Analyst
The Office of Public Protection
Bureau of Health Professions Licensure Massachusetts Department of Public Health
239 Causeway Street, Ste. 500 Boston, MA 02114<><>
Phone: 617-973-0874 Fax: 617-973-0983


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