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Information for Dispensers

E-FORCSE, Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Section 893.055(3)(a), Florida Statutes, requires that each time a controlled substance in schedules II-V, as defined in section 893.03, Florida Statutes, is dispensed to an individual, the controlled substance shall be reported to the department [through the prescription drug monitoring program] system as soon thereafter as possible, but no later than the close of the next business day after the day the controlled substance is dispensed unless an extension is approved by the department for cause as determined by rule. A dispenser must meet the reporting requirements of this section by submitting via the department-approved electronic system the required information concerning each controlled substance that it dispensed.

Section 893.055(3)(b), Florida Statutes provides that when the following acts of dispensing or administering occur, the following are exempt from reporting under this section for that specific act of dispensing or administration:

(a) All acts of administration.
(b) The dispensing of a controlled substance in the health care system of the Department of Corrections.
(c) The dispensing of a controlled substance to a person under the age of 16.