This spring, Wisconsin Governor Walker approved changes to the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (“PDMP”). The PDMP is a statewide electronic database which collects designated data on controlled substances dispensed in the state. The PDMP is accessible by certain healthcare professionals to monitor a patient’s use of controlled substances and to inform treatment decisions. Wisconsin has had a PDMP since June 2013.
The new 2017 rules went into effect in April 2017 and make several changes to the PDMP. This post will discuss three significant changes to Wisconsin’s PDMP, although the new rules include several more.Read More