Florida Senate - 2021                   (PROPOSED BILL) SPB 7032
       FOR CONSIDERATION By the Committee on Regulated Industries
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    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to a review under the Open Government
    3         Sunset Review Act; amending s. 499.0121, F.S., which
    4         provides an exemption from public records requirements
    5         for trade secrets contained in certain prescription
    6         drug purchase lists submitted to the Department of
    7         Business and Professional Regulation; removing the
    8         scheduled repeal of the exemption; providing an
    9         effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Subsection (7) of section 499.0121, Florida
   14  Statutes, is amended to read:
   15         499.0121 Storage and handling of prescription drugs;
   16  recordkeeping.—The department shall adopt rules to implement
   17  this section as necessary to protect the public health, safety,
   18  and welfare. Such rules shall include, but not be limited to,
   19  requirements for the storage and handling of prescription drugs
   20  and for the establishment and maintenance of prescription drug
   21  distribution records.
   23         (a) Each wholesale distributor, except for a manufacturer,
   24  shall annually provide the department with a written list of all
   25  wholesale distributors and manufacturers from whom the wholesale
   26  distributor purchases prescription drugs. A wholesale
   27  distributor, except a manufacturer, shall notify the department
   28  not later than 10 days after any change to either list.
   29         (b) Such portions of the information required pursuant to
   30  this subsection which are a trade secret, as defined in s.
   31  812.081, shall be maintained by the department as trade secret
   32  information is required to be maintained under s. 499.051. This
   33  paragraph is subject to the Open Government Sunset Review Act in
   34  accordance with s. 119.15 and shall stand repealed on October 2,
   35  2021, unless reviewed and saved from repeal through reenactment
   36  by the Legislature.
   37         Section 2. This act shall take effect October 1, 2021.