Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 278
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  03/21/2014           .                                

    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete line 51
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 3. Subsection (2) of section 456.42, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         456.42 Written prescriptions for medicinal drugs.—
    8         (2) A written prescription for a controlled substance
    9  listed in chapter 893 must have the quantity of the drug
   10  prescribed in both textual and numerical formats, must be dated
   11  on the face of the prescription in numeric month/day/year format
   12  or with the abbreviated month written out or the month written
   13  out in whole on the face of the prescription, and must be either
   14  written on a standardized counterfeit-proof prescription pad
   15  produced by a vendor approved by the department or
   16  electronically prescribed as that term is used in s. 408.0611.
   17  As a condition of being an approved vendor, a prescription pad
   18  vendor must submit a monthly report to the department that
   19  which, at a minimum, documents the number of prescription pads
   20  sold and identifies the purchasers. The department may, by rule,
   21  require the reporting of additional information.
   22         Section 4. Paragraph (d) of subsection (2) of section
   23  893.04, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   24         893.04 Pharmacist and practitioner.—
   25         (2)
   26         (d) Each written prescription prescribed by a practitioner
   27  in this state for a controlled substance listed in Schedule II,
   28  Schedule III, or Schedule IV must include on the face of the
   29  prescription both a written and a numerical notation of the
   30  quantity of the controlled substance prescribed on the face of
   31  the prescription and a legible notation of the date in numeric
   32  month/day/year format or, with the abbreviated month written out
   33  on the face of the prescription. A pharmacist may, upon
   34  verification by the prescriber, document any information
   35  required by this paragraph. If the prescriber is not available
   36  to verify a prescription, the pharmacist may dispense the
   37  controlled substance but may insist that the person to whom the
   38  controlled substance is dispensed provide valid photographic
   39  identification. If a prescription includes a numerical notation
   40  of the quantity of the controlled substance or date, but does
   41  not include the quantity or date written out in textual format,
   42  the pharmacist may dispense the controlled substance without
   43  verification by the prescriber of the quantity or date if the
   44  pharmacy previously dispensed another prescription for the
   45  person to whom the prescription was written.
   46         Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.
   48  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   49  And the title is amended as follows:
   50         Delete line 6
   51  and insert:
   52         the Board of Pharmacy; amending ss. 456.42 and 893.04,
   53         F.S.; requiring written prescriptions for specified
   54         controlled substances to be legibly dated in a
   55         specified format; providing an effective date.