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July 24, 2014

CR 14-003: New Data Element Submission Requirements

On September 1, 2014, Clearinghouse Rule 14-003 will become effective. CR 14-003 contains several changes to make the operation of the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) more efficient. Additionally, CR 14-003 adds specific data elements that dispensers must submit as part of their submissions to the PDMP.

The specific data elements that dispensers must begin to submit to the PDMP beginning Monday, September 1, 2014 are:

  • The classification code for payment type.
  • The number of refills authorized by the prescriber.
  • The refill number of the prescription.

Please consult the Dispenser’s Implementation Guide, available here, for more information on how to submit the required data to the PDMP. The Pharmacy Examining Board and Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) will continue to expect all non-exempt pharmacies to submit data, including the data now required by the changes made in CR 14-003, to the PDMP within seven days of dispensing a monitored prescription drug.

DSPS has also compiled a document that highlights the changes to ch. Phar 18 of the Administrative Code made by CR 14-003. It is available here. This document is not an official record of all changes made by CR 14-003. This document is intended for use as a reference to aid in identifying changes made by CR 14-003. Official documentation relating to CR 14-003, including the final rulemaking order, is available here. Neither the Pharmacy Examining Board nor DSPS are responsible for any differences between the document available here and the official documentation.

April 8, 2014

Requirements of 2013 Act 199 (formerly AB 445), relating to the identification presentation, name recording, and monitoring for certain prescription drugs

On April 7, 2014, Governor Scott Walker signed into law 2013 Act 199, which requires pharmacists and dispensing practitioners to collect and record identification information of any person to whom they dispense or deliver a schedule II or III controlled substance. The information must be collected and recorded beginning on the effective date of the law. At the earliest, pharmacists and dispensing practitioners may be required to submit the collected information to the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) after two years. Through administrative rule-writing, the Pharmacy Examining Board, in consultation with licensed pharmacists and pharmacies, will determine by when and how the records will be submitted to the PDMP.

2013 Act 199 also requires the Pharmacy Examining Board to draft administrative rules to require the collection and submission of payment methodology for all dispensing records submitting to the PDMP. The requirement for dispensers to collect and submit payment methodology information as part of PDMP data submissions, among other changes, would be required on the date on which Clearinghouse Rule 14-003 becomes effective. Clearinghouse Rule
14-003 is currently under review by the Legislature and, if approved, may become effective later this year.

This project was supported by Award No. 2011-PM-BX-0006 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs. Points of view or opinions in
this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.