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Information for Dispensers

E-FORCSE, Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

In accordance with Section 893.055(3)(a), dispensers are required to report controlled substance dispensing information by the close of the next business day or have a Notification of Exemption from Reporting on file with Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), E-FORCSE®. Dispensers without controlled substance dispensing activity that do not have a Notification of Exemption from Reporting on file must submit a zero report daily.

Pursuant to section 893.055(9), Florida Statutes, a person who willfully and knowingly fails to report the dispensing of a controlled substance as required by this section commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

Mandatory Reporting 

  1. Review the Data Submission Guide for Dispensers.
  2. Create a PMP Clearinghouse Account.
  3. Report controlled substance dispensing information by the close of the next business day or submit a zero report, following the directions in the Data Submission Guide linked above.

Notification of Exemption from Reporting 

A dispenser may submit a Notification of Exemption from Reporting if they meet one of the criteria below.
  • Dispenser is registered with the regulatory board as a pharmacy or dispensing health care practitioner but does not dispense controlled substances as defined in section 893.055(1)(c), Florida Statutes, in or into the state of Florida.
  • Controlled substances are administered directly to a patient (i.e. Institutional Pharmacy Permits or dispensing health care practitioners).
  • Controlled substances are dispensed within the health care system of the Department of Corrections.
  • Controlled substances are only dispensed to a person under the age of 16.
  • Dispenser is a newly permitted pharmacy under Chapter 465, Florida Statutes, awaiting issuance of a Drug Enforcement Administration registration number.
  • Dispenser is awaiting renewal of an expired DEA registration, and is not currently dispensing controlled substances.

To submit a Notification of Exemption from Reporting, click the link below.

Notification of Exemption from Reporting