Answer: A pharmacy that never dispenses controlled substances can request permission from the MN PMP to be exempt from the reporting requirement. Submit a request for exemption using the form linked below. Those that dispense controlled substances only occasionally need to report daily and must submit “zero reports” for days in which they do not dispense a qualifying controlled substance (schedules II---V, butalbital, gabapentin). If the pharmacy is closed for business, and is unable to automate zero reporting it is permissible to report a zero report on the following business day. If there are two consecutive zero reporting days (closed for business) there must be two individual zero reports reported on the first open business day following. (Submitting a zero report with a date span greater than one day is unacceptable.)
NOTE: To submit form, save PDF first, then complete and select "SUBMIT".