2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
March 25, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Wichgers, Brandtjen,
Horlacher, Murphy, Plumer, Ramthun, Skowronski, Thiesfeldt and
Zimmerman, cosponsored by Senators Jacque and Wanggaard. Referred to
Committee on Health.
1An Act to amend
256.40 (2) (c) 3.; and to create
256.40 (2m) of the statutes; 2relating to: reporting of naloxone administration by ambulance service
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Health Services to include reports of
administration of naloxone or another opioid antagonist by ambulance service
providers to its data system that tracks ambulance run data, currently known as the
Wisconsin Ambulance Run Data System or WARDS. Current law requires
ambulance services providers to require emergency medical responders and
emergency medical services practitioners under their supervision to keep a record
of each instance of administration of naloxone or another opioid antagonist to an
individual who is believed to be undergoing an opioid-related drug overdose and to
report this information to DHS in the manner prescribed by DHS.
The bill also requires DHS to submit the records received from the ambulance
service providers on administration of naloxone or another opioid antagonist to the
prescription drug monitoring program. The bill also requires DHS to consult with
the Controlled Substances Board, which administers the PDMP, if necessary to
determine a method to facilitate inclusion of the reports from DHS into the PDMP.
Currently, the PDMP monitors the dispensing of controlled substances and any other
drugs identified by the Controlled Substances Board as having a substantial
potential for abuse.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
256.40 (2) (c) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) 3. Submit records under subd. 2. to the department in the manner
3prescribed by the department through any data system that tracks ambulance run
256.40 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
The department shall submit to the prescription drug monitoring 7
program under s. 961.385 records of administration of naloxone or another opioid 8
antagonist received under sub. (2) (c) 3. The department shall consult with the 9
controlled substances board if necessary to determine a method to facilitate inclusion 10
of reports of administration of naloxone or another opioid antagonist into the 11
prescription drug monitoring program.