Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1472
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/09/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Health Policy (Gaetz) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (3) is added to section 456.42,
    6  Florida Statutes, to read:
    7         456.42 Written prescriptions for medicinal drugs.—
    8         (3) A health care practitioner licensed by law to prescribe
    9  medicinal drugs, or controlled substances listed in chapter 893,
   10  may, upon the request of the patient or his or her legal
   11  representative, include on a written or electronic prescription
   12  the medical condition for which the drug or controlled substance
   13  is being prescribed, and direct the pharmacist or dispensing
   14  practitioner to include the condition on the label of the
   15  dispensing container, if the health care practitioner
   16  prescribing the medicinal drug or controlled substance has first
   17  obtained from the patient or his or her legal representative a
   18  written or verbal waiver, documented in the patient’s medical
   19  records, of the patient’s privacy rights under the Health
   20  Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or successor acts,
   21  for the health care practitioner to include the patient’s
   22  medical condition on the prescription and the dispensing
   23  container.
   24         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.
   26  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   27  And the title is amended as follows:
   28         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   29  and insert:
   30                        A bill to be entitled                      
   31         An act relating to prescribing medicinal drugs and
   32         controlled substances; amending s. 456.42, F.S.;
   33         authorizing certain health care practitioners to
   34         include medical conditions on prescriptions if a
   35         certain waiver is obtained, and to direct pharmacists
   36         and dispensing practitioners to include the conditions
   37         on the labels of dispensing containers; providing an
   38         effective date.