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March 29, 2016

Law Enforcement Reports to the PDMP (Act 268)

Wisconsin Act 268, which became effective on March 18, 2016, creates a duty for law enforcement agencies to submit information to the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) in four specific situations. The situations described in the law are:

  1. When a law enforcement officer reasonably suspects that a violation of the Controlled Substances Act involving a prescribed drug is occurring or has occurred.
  2. When a law enforcement officer believes someone is undergoing or has immediately prior experienced an opioid-related drug overdose.
  3. When a law enforcement officer believes someone died as a result of using a narcotic drug.
  4. When a law enforcement officer receives a report of a stolen controlled substance prescription.

When any of the situations occur, the law enforcement agency is required to submit to the PDMP the applicable data from the list below:

  1. The name and date of birth of the individual who is suspected of violating the Controlled Substances Act.
  2. The name and date of birth of the individual who experienced an opioid-related drug overdose.
  3. The name and date of birth of the individual who died as a result of using a narcotic drug.
  4. The name and date of birth of the individual who filed the report of a stolen controlled-substance prescription.
  5. The name and date of birth of the individual for whom the prescription drug involved in the suspected violation, drug overdose, or death was prescribed.
  6. If a prescription medicine container or prescription order was in the vicinity of the suspected violation, drug overdose, or death or if a controlled-substance prescription was reported stolen, the following:
  • The name of the prescriber
  • The prescription number
  • The name of the drug as it appears on the prescription order or prescription medicine container

The Department of Safety and Professional Services developed the below form to help law enforcement agencies satisfy the requirements of the law each time an employed officer or agent encounters one of the situations. The form may be sent to PDMP staff via email at PDMP@wisconsin.gov or fax at 608-251-3017. In accordance with the law, PDMP staff will disseminate the relevant information from each form to affected healthcare professionals who utilize the PDMP.

Act 268 Reporting Form


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.