Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS)
Privacy and Security Policy
Ohio State Board of Pharmacy
77 South High Street, Room 1702
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Our Commitment to Privacy and Data Security
We Take Privacy Seriously
Privacy and personal information are our highest priority. This notice explains our online
information practices to protect privacy and personal information. The privacy
policy covers www.ohiopmp.gov
information collected by the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System.
The Information We Collect
As authorized by ORC 4729.77
type of prescription information we collect includes patient’s identification, prescriber’s
identification, pharmacy identification, prescribed drug identification,
quantity of drug prescribed, date of prescription, date of dispensing and days
supply of drug prescribed. We may also collect the IP address and
non-identifying settings of a computer such as type of browser, operating system,
and screen resolution. We do not collect patient’s Social Security number or
anyone’s credit card information. Ohio law limits the retention of patient
identification to two years.
Who May Access Information
Pursuant to ORC 4729.79
the board may provide personal information and prescription drug history to a
pharmacist or prescriber who is treating a patient; to a law enforcement
official who is investigating a drug related offense; or to an official of a
government agency that licenses, regulates, or disciplines a licensed
healthcare provider who is authorized to prescribe drugs. Any person who is
permitted to obtain information from OARRS has the legal authority to obtain
the same information from other sources. Information stored in the OARRS
database is NOT subject to Open Record laws.
How Information is Used
Information is provided to
healthcare professionals who are treating a patient. It helps them know what
drugs could be potentially beneficial or harmful based on prior prescriptions. Information
may also be used by law enforcement to investigate the illegal prescribing and
use of prescription drugs. Data that does not identify a patient may be used
for educational or research purposes.
OARRS will not release personal information to third parties except as provided by law. We will not
provide, rent, or sell personal information for any other purpose.
Use of Internet Cookies
Cookies are short and simple text files stored on a computer by Internet web sites to help identify users
customize and personalize visits to our site. Cookies do not compromise privacy
or security. OARRS will NEVER store personal information in a cookie!
web browser settings and other widely available methods, you can refuse the
cookies or delete the cookie file from your computer.
OARRS uses multiple widely
accepted technologies to safeguard personal information. Using these forms of
encryption, all information transactions are secure at all times during
electronic transfer. The OARRS processing network is located behind a secure
firewall and other electronic and physical constraints. OARRS continually
upgrades its software, hardware, policies, and procedures in order to provide
the latest in information security.
By its nature, Electronic
Mail (E-Mail) is an insecure method of transferring information. For that
reason, NEVER transmit personal information to OARRS or any other entity by
e-mail. This includes the “Contact Us” forms found within the secure portion of
the OhioPMP.gov website. OARRS will NEVER use e-mail to transmit personal
information outside of its secure network.
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