2003 WISCONSIN ACT 272
An Act to create 146.87 of the statutes; relating to: use of federal registration numbers required for prescribers of controlled substances and providing a penalty.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
146.87 of the statutes is created to read:
146.87 Federal registration numbers for prescribers of controlled substances. (1) In this section:
(a) "Controlled substance" has the meaning given in s. 961.01 (4).
(b) "Federal registration number" means the registration number required under 21 USC 822
for practitioners who prescribe controlled substances.
(c) "Health care provider" has the meaning given in 42 USC 1320d
(d) "Practitioner" has the meaning given in s. 450.01 (17).
(e) "Prescription order" has the meaning given in s. 450.01 (21).
Beginning on the first day on which small health plans are required to comply with a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulation under 42 USC 1320d-2
(b) that requires use of a unique identifier for health care providers, no person may do any of the following:
(a) Require that a practitioner include his or her federal registration number on a prescription order for a drug or device that is not a controlled substance.
(b) Disclose a practitioner's federal registration number without the practitioner's consent for any purpose other than complying with or enforcing federal or state law related to controlled substances.
(c) Use a federal registration number to identify or monitor the prescribing practices of a practitioner, except for the purpose of complying with or enforcing federal or state law related to controlled substances.
(3) A person who violates this section may be required to forfeit not more than $10,000 for each violation.