April 8, 2014Requirements 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.
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