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

    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (126704) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete line 51
    5  and insert:
    6         Section 3. Subsection (2) of section 456.42, Florida
    7  Statutes, is amended to read:
    8         456.42 Written prescriptions for medicinal drugs.—
    9         (2) A written prescription for a controlled substance
   10  listed in chapter 893 must have the quantity of the drug
   11  prescribed in both textual and numerical formats, must be dated
   12  in numeric month/day/year format, or with the abbreviated month
   13  written out, or the month written out in whole on the face of
   14  the prescription, and must be either written on a standardized
   15  counterfeit-proof prescription pad produced by a vendor approved
   16  by the department or electronically prescribed as that term is
   17  used in s. 408.0611. As a condition of being an approved vendor,
   18  a prescription pad vendor must submit a monthly report to the
   19  department that which, at a minimum, documents the number of
   20  prescription pads sold and identifies the purchasers. The
   21  department may, by rule, require the reporting of additional
   22  information.
   23         Section 4. Paragraph (d) of subsection (2) of section
   24  893.04, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   25         893.04 Pharmacist and practitioner.—
   26         (2)
   27         (d) Each written prescription prescribed by a practitioner
   28  in this state for a controlled substance listed in Schedule II,
   29  Schedule III, or Schedule IV must include both a written and a
   30  numerical notation of the quantity of the controlled substance
   31  prescribed on the face of the prescription and a legible
   32  notation of the date in numeric month/day/year format, or, with
   33  the abbreviated month written out, or the month written out in
   34  whole on the face of the prescription. A pharmacist may, upon
   35  verification by the prescriber, document any information
   36  required by this paragraph. If the prescriber is not available
   37  to verify a prescription, the pharmacist may dispense the
   38  controlled substance but may insist that the person to whom the
   39  controlled substance is dispensed provide valid photographic
   40  identification. If a prescription includes a numerical notation
   41  of the quantity of the controlled substance or date, but does
   42  not include the quantity or date written out in textual format,
   43  the pharmacist may dispense the controlled substance without
   44  verification by the prescriber of the quantity or date if the
   45  pharmacy previously dispensed another prescription for the
   46  person to whom the prescription was written.
   47  Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.
   49  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   50  And the title is amended as follows:
   51         Delete line 6
   52  and insert:
   53         the Board of Pharmacy; amending ss. 456.42 and 893.04,
   54         F.S.; requiring written prescriptions for specified
   55         controlled substances to be legibly dated in a
   56         specified format; providing an effective date.