Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) - 641-0220-20

Description of Agency

The Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL), Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), administers MAPS, a Web-based system that maintains data for schedule 2, 3, 4, and 5 controlled substance prescriptions dispensed in the State. MAPS was required, in part, to enable regulatory and law enforcement agencies to prevent abuse and diversion of controlled substances. State statute requires veterinarians, pharmacists, dispensing prescribers, and pharmacies to report dispensed schedule 2, 3, 4, and 5 controlled substances in MAPS and requires prescribers to utilize MAPS to review patients’ prescription history data before prescribing more than a three-day supply of schedule 2, 3, 4, and 5 controlled substances.

During fiscal year 2019, LARA expended $2.6 million for the MAPS application, section staff, and related services. As of November 15, 2019, BPL’s MAPS section had 6 full-time employees.


Audit Objectives

  1. To assess the sufficiency of BPL’s efforts to ensure compliance with the laws and rules governing MAPS.

  2. To assess the effectiveness of select LARA security and access controls over MAPS.

  3. To assess the sufficiency of BPL’s efforts to use MAPS data to assist in the prevention of abuse, diversion, and over prescribing of controlled substances.


Timing

Estimated Release Date: Early 2021


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