skip to sub-navigation skip to content

It's a New Day in Public Health.

The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

skip to sub-navigation skip to content
 

E-FORCSE Home Page

Login

Log into the E-FORCSE database

E-FORCSE, Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) final rule rescheduling hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from schedule III to schedule II becomes effective on October 6, 2014.  This rescheduling HAS NO impact on the reporting requirements to the PDMP.  HCPs are currently being reported in schedule III and will continue to be reported as such when rescheduled to schedule II.  Please contact the Florida Board of Pharmacy at (850) 245-4292 should you have any other questions regarding implementation of the final rule.

Welcome to E-FORCSE®, Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

The Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, known as E-FORCSE® (Electronic-Florida Online Reporting of Controlled Substance Evaluation Program), was created by the 2009 Florida Legislature in an initiative to encourage safer prescribing of controlled substances and to reduce drug abuse and diversion within the state of Florida.

E-FORCSE® has selected Health Information Designs, LLC, to develop a database that collects and stores prescribing and dispensing data for controlled substances in Schedules II, III, and IV.  The purpose of the PDMP is to provide the information that is collected in the database to health care practitioners to guide their decisions in prescribing and dispensing these highly abused prescription drugs.

Section 893.055, Florida Statutes, requires health care practitioners to report to the PDMP each time a controlled substance is dispensed to an individual.  The information is reported through the electronic system as soon as possible but not more than 7 days after dispensing.  This reporting timeframe ensures that health care practitioners have the most up-to-date information available.

E-FORCSE® complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as it pertains to protected health information (PHI), electronic protected health information (EPHI), and all other relevant state and federal privacy and security laws and regulations.  The information collected in the system will be used by the PDMP to encourage safer prescribing of controlled substances and to reduce drug abuse and diversion within the state of Florida.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2009-PM-BX-4004 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Program, U.S. Department of Justice.