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Laws and Rules

E-FORCSE, Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program


Scales of Justice Picture

Section 893.055, Florida Statutes - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Section 893.0551, Florida Statutes - Public Record Exemption

Section 893.03 - Standards and Schedules (of Controlled Substances)


64K-1, Florida Administrative Code - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program


Important Administrative Rule Update - Effective January 12, 2017

Florida Administrative Code, 64K-1.004 Management and Operation of Database has been amended as outlined below:

  1. A dispenser that has no dispensing transactions to report for the preceding seven-day period must submit a zero activity report as described in the “Dispenser’s Implementation Guide.”
  2. All pharmacies that DO NOT dispense controlled substances in or into this state submit a Notification of Exemption from Reporting Form (DH8016-PDMP).  Exemptions must be renewed on or before February 28 in odd years by completing the Renewal of Notification of Exemption from Reporting (DH8018-PDMP) Form.  Pharmacies seeking to begin dispensing controlled substance must notify the program electronically and be removed from the exemption list prior to registering to report to the program database.
  3. Each dispenser who directly dispenses a controlled substance shall report the telephone number for the person for whom the prescription was written, in addition to the information required to be reported under section 893.055(3), Florida Statutes.  Dispensers will have until January 11, 2018 to begin reporting the telephone number.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

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