ALERT: Florida Board of Medicine Issues New Requirements for Prescribing Controlled Substances
Thursday, June 21, 2018
By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law
On June 4, 2018, the Florida Board of Medicine announced upcoming changes and new requirements for healthcare providers prescribing controlled substances. House Bill 21, the Controlled Substances Bill, will go into effect on July 1, 2018.
Chapter 2018-13, Laws of Florida (House Bill 21) provides the following new requirements for prescribing controlled substances:
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