Controlled Substances (Support)

Controlled Substances (Support)

CS/CS/HB 21 (Boyd) is a comprehensive proposal to address the opioid crisis in Florida. The bill proposes a three-day limit on the supply of opioids prescribed for acute pain, unless strict conditions are met for a seven-day supply. All health care professionals that prescribe or dispense medication would be required to participate in the Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program under the bill. The bill also requires pharmacists to check the purchaser’s identification prior to dispensing a controlled substance. (Cook)