WI ePDMP Requirement Starting April 1, 2017

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March 14, 2017

You have received this message because you are a prescriber licensed by the state of Wisconsin. If you do not prescribe controlled substances, the requirement in this message do not pertain to you.

New Requirement Beginning April 1, 2017

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) launched the new Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (WI ePDMP) on January 17, 2017. The WI ePDMP is a valuable tool in the continuing fight against prescription drug misuse and abuse in WI. By providing critical information about the controlled substance prescriptions that are dispensed to patients in Wisconsin, the WI ePDMP can aid prescribers in their prescribing and treatment decisions. Reviewing records in the WI ePDMP provides complimentary information about a patient’s controlled substance prescription history, including information about multiple provider episodes, high morphine milligram equivalent values, and dangerous drug combinations such as overlapping opioid and benzodiazepine prescriptions.

Beginning on April 1, 2017, prescribers will be required to review patient records in the WI ePDMP prior to issuing most controlled substance prescription orders to their patients. This requirement is for all controlled substance prescriptions unless any of the exceptions apply; the law does not provide an exception based on the schedule of the drug. The exceptions to the requirement to review are for patients receiving hospice care, prescriptions intended to last the patient 3 days or less that are not subject to refill, drugs that are administered directly to the patient, emergency situations that prevent the practitioner from reviewing ePDMP records, and technological failures.

As a prescriber licensed by the State of Wisconsin who prescribes controlled substances, please note the following information about the WI ePDMP:

  1. The new URL for the ePDMP is: https://pdmp.wi.gov. The ePDMP supports current browsers and two previous versions, except it only supports the current and previous version of Internet Explorer. Update your browser if you experience issues.
  2. To use the WI ePDMP, you will need to register with the new site, EVEN IF YOU REGISTERED WITH AND USED THE PREVIOUS SYSTEM. Your login for the previous system WILL NOT work in the new system. To register, you will need to enter all of the following pieces of information:
  • Your last name
  • The last four digits of your SSN
  • Your license number
  • Your license type (profession)
  • Your specialty or primary area of practice
  • Your DEA number

During registration, the information you enter is verified with the DSPS licensing database. Please verify your licensing information as soon as possible and update any incorrect or missing information by visiting the DSPS website.

Training materials about how to register, search for patients, and manage delegate accounts are available on the WI ePDMP website. We encourage all users to review the training materials and update their DSPS licensing file before registering for and beginning to use the WI ePDMP. The short video below shows how to register for an account to review patient records in the WI ePDMP.

PDMP video

Please contact us at pdmp@wisconsin.gov if you have any questions about the Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

Chad Zadrazil, Managing Director

Andrea Magermans, Deputy Managing Director