Florida Senate - 2019 PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE Bill No. SB 592 Ì300818-Î300818 576-02778-19 Proposed Committee Substitute by the Committee on Appropriations (Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services) 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the prescription drug monitoring 3 program; amending s. 893.055, F.S.; expanding the 4 exceptions to a requirement that a prescriber or 5 dispenser must consult the program to review a 6 patient’s controlled substance dispensing history 7 before prescribing or dispensing a controlled 8 substance for a patient of a certain age; providing an 9 effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Subsection (8) of section 893.055, Florida 14 Statutes, is amended to read: 15 893.055 Prescription drug monitoring program.— 16 (8) A prescriber or dispenser or a designee of a prescriber 17 or dispenser must consult the system to review a patient’s 18 controlled substance dispensing history before prescribing or 19 dispensing a controlled substance for a patient age 16 or older. 20 This requirement does not apply when prescribing or dispensing a 21 controlled substance to a patient for the alleviation of pain 22 related to a terminal condition, as defined in s. 23 456.44(1)(a)2., or when prescribing or dispensing a nonopioid 24 controlled substance listed in Schedule V of s. 893.03 or 21 25 U.S.C. 812. For purposes of this subsection, a “nonopioid 26 controlled substance” is a controlled substance that does not 27 contain any amount of a substance listed as an opioid in s. 28 893.03 or 21 U.S.C. 812. 29 (a) The duty to consult the system does not apply when the 30 system: 31 1. Is determined by the department to be nonoperational; or 32 2. Cannot be accessed by the prescriber or dispenser or a 33 designee of the prescriber or dispenser because of a temporary 34 technological or electrical failure. 35 (b) A prescriber or dispenser or designee of a prescriber 36 or dispenser who does not consult the system under this 37 subsection shall document the reason he or she did not consult 38 the system in the patient’s medical record or prescription 39 record and shall not prescribe or dispense greater than a 3-day 40 supply of a controlled substance to the patient. 41 (c) The department shall issue a nondisciplinary citation 42 to any prescriber or dispenser who fails to consult the system 43 as required by this subsection for an initial offense. Each 44 subsequent offense is subject to disciplinary action pursuant to 45 s. 456.073. 46 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.