Puerto Rico PDMP Data Request

Sarah Seymour filed this request with the Puerto Rico Mental Health And Anti-addiction Services Administration of the United States of America.
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From: Sarah Seymour


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. Any and all records reflecting an agreement for purchase, acquisition, or licensing of, or permission to use, test, or evaluate Appriss’s systems or services, including any product or service offered;

2. Any and all memoranda of understanding between the Board of Pharmacy and any outside entity regarding the Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

3. Any and all records including information about the algorithm that determines risk scores in the Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, including but not limited to its source code, developer documentation, and operator manuals (Narx Scores, Overdose Risk Scores);

4. Any and all research, technical reports, or internal audits that define and/or evaluate the Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program effectiveness or performance;

5. Any and all research, technical reports, or internal audits that evaluate the Appriss risk assessment tool’s effectiveness or performance
6. Any document containing a full list of the data fields in the Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program;

7. Any and all records of de-identified red flag algorithm outputs (e.g. provider red flag, pharmacy red flag, 40 MED red flag) and patient behavioral red flags (e.g., anxious patient demeanor, distance between prescriber and dispenser) with prescriber/dispenser training documentation on how to address the red flags;

8. Any record showing the number of patients in the Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program by quarter and year (2006-present);

9. Any record showing the number of prescribers and pharmacists in the Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program by quarter and year (2006-present);

10. Any and all records containing Board of Pharmacy analysis of whether and/or how the Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program has impacted public health in Alaska (e.g. decrease or increase in overdose rates, “doctor shopping,” prescribing volume, etc.) over time;

11. Any and all records 2006-present of notification to law enforcement about information in the Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Medical Review Group or other channels, including but not limited to how many times law enforcement agencies have been notified about information in the Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, and which agencies have been notified;

12. Any and all internal policy, memoranda, and/or training documentation describing how entities outside of Board of Pharmacy, including law enforcement, may obtain access to information in the Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, including but not limited to the rules, regulations, and procedures of the Medical Review Group;

13. The legal authorization for sharing Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program information with the law enforcement entities; and

14. Any and all records showing how often law enforcement entities or individuals have requested information or records from the Alaska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, or made electronic queries of the system, including but not limited to what types of information or records have been requested, which agencies have made the requests, the percent of requests that were accepted versus denied, temporal trends, the form of the request (e.g. subpoena, warrant, etc.), and whether the requests were granted or denied.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Sarah Seymour

From: Sarah Seymour

Hi,

I just wanted to follow-up on this request. I am aware given the times we're in a response may not be timely but this request was presented in Oct 2019. Please get back to us with a response at your earliest convenience.

Best,

Sarah Seymour

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