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Controlled Substance Monitoring Database Program




In accordance with the Controlled Substance Monitoring Act of 2002, a database to monitor the dispensing of Schedule II, III, IV & V controlled substances was established. Data collection began for all dispensers on December 1, 2006. The Prescription Safety Acts of 2012 and 2016 enhanced the monitoring capabilities of the database.  Currently, the Board of Pharmacy and the Controlled Substance Monitoring Database (CSMD) Committee establish, administer, maintain and direct the functioning of the database in accordance with these statutes.

Generally dispensers are required to upload all controlled substance prescriptions daily as Tennessee Code Section 53-1 0-305(b)(2) requires a controlled substance prescription upload “each business day but no later than the close of business on the following business day.

Appriss currently is the contracted vendor to assist all state of Tennessee dispensers in the upload and inclusion of their prescriptions into the CSMD database.

For dispensers, information on uploading prescription data may be obtained from Appriss at 866-683-9771. Additionally, the data collection manual may be viewed and printed by clicking here.  You may also email Appriss for assistance with uploading data at  The website for data collection is

For qualified healthcare practitioners seeking to query a patient’s prescription history, registering to become a user on the CSMD website may be accomplished by navigating to , clicking “Register,” and providing all required information.  The CSMD Program requires each user to have a unique private and confidential email address.  Once approved, the new user will receive an email with his or her login credentials for the CSMD.  For more information please see the FAQ section.