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HB 7073 — Permit and Inspection Fees

by Health Quality Subcommittee and Reps. Plakon and Leek

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Rules Committee (RC)

HB 7073 authorizes the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Board of Pharmacy within the Department of Health to charge fees relating to new permits created under HB 19.

HB 19 seeks to create an International Prescription Drug Importation Program, contingent on authority granted under federal law, rule, or approval, along with two new permits:

  • An international export pharmacy permit under the Board of Pharmacy; and
  • An international prescription drug wholesale distributor permit under DBPR.

Under HB 7073, the parameters for the new permit fees are as follows:

  • The Board of Pharmacy may charge international export pharmacies initial permit and renewal fees up to $250, delinquent fees up to $100, and change of location fees up to $100; and
  • The DBPR must charge international prescription drug wholesale distributors an annual permit fee between $300 and $800; an annual on-site inspection fee between $1,000 and $3,000; and a late permit renewal fee of $100.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect on the same date that HB 19 takes effect. HB 19 provides an effective date of July 1, 2019.

Vote: Senate 35-0; House 103-11