Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/HB 21, 1st Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1a/F/2R         .                                
             03/07/2018 01:44 PM       .                                

       Senator Thurston moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (397172) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 83 - 111
    5  and insert:
    6         (1)(a) If not already required by the licensee’s practice
    7  act, the appropriate board shall require each person registered
    8  with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and
    9  authorized to prescribe controlled substances pursuant to 21
   10  U.S.C. s. 822 to complete a board-approved 2-hour continuing
   11  education course on prescribing controlled substances as part of
   12  biennial license renewal. The course must include information on
   13  the current standards for prescribing controlled substances,
   14  particularly opiates; alternatives to these standards;
   15  nonpharmacological therapies; prescribing emergency opioid
   16  antagonists; and the risks of opioid addiction following all
   17  stages of treatment in the management of acute pain. The course
   18  may be offered in a distance learning format and must be
   19  included within the number of continuing education hours
   20  required by law. The department may not renew the license of any
   21  prescriber registered with the United States Drug Enforcement
   22  Administration to prescribe controlled substances who has failed
   23  to complete the course. When required by this paragraph, the
   24  course must be completed by January 31, 2019, and at each
   25  subsequent renewal.
   26         (b) Each such licensee shall submit confirmation of having
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   29  And the title is amended as follows:
   30         Delete lines 3886 - 3888
   31  and insert:
   32         specified circumstances; requiring