Florida Senate - 2014 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1030 Ì816718BÎ816718 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: WD . 05/02/2014 12:14 PM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Clemens moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment to House Amendment (329511) 2 3 Delete lines 126 - 177 4 and insert: 5 (5) DUTIES OF THE DEPARTMENT.— 6 (a) By January 1, 2015, the department shall: 7 1. Create a secure, electronic, and online compassionate 8 use registry for the registration of physicians and patients as 9 provided under this section. The registry must be accessible to 10 law enforcement agencies and to a dispensing organization in 11 order to verify patient authorization for low-THC cannabis and 12 record the low-THC cannabis dispensed. The registry must prevent 13 an active registration of a patient by multiple physicians. 14 2. Authorize at least one, but no more than four, 15 dispensing organizations, to ensure reasonable statewide 16 accessibility and availability as necessary for patients 17 registered in the compassionate use registry and who are ordered 18 low-THC cannabis under this section. The department shall 19 develop an application form and impose an initial application 20 and biennial renewal fee that is sufficient to cover the costs 21 of administering this section. An applicant for approval as a 22 dispensing organization must be able to demonstrate: 23 a. The technical and technological ability to cultivate and 24 produce low-THC cannabis. The applicant must possess a valid 25 certificate of registration issued by the Department of 26 Agriculture and Consumer Services pursuant to s. 581.131 that is 27 issued for the cultivation of more than 400,000 plants, be 28 operated by a nurseryman as defined in s. 581.011, and have been 29 operated as a registered nursery in this state for at least 30 30 continuous years. 31 b. The ability to secure the premises, resources, and 32 personnel necessary to operate as a dispensing organization. 33 c. The ability to maintain accountability of all raw 34 materials, finished products, and any byproducts to prevent 35 diversion or unlawful access to or possession of these 36 substances. 37 d. An infrastructure reasonably located to dispense low-THC 38 cannabis to registered patients statewide or regionally as 39 determined by the department. 40 e. The financial ability to maintain operations for the 41 duration of the 2-year approval cycle, including the provision 42 of certified financials to the department. Upon approval, the 43 applicant must post a $5 million performance bond. 44 f. That all owners and managers have been fingerprinted and 45 have successfully passed a level 2 background screening pursuant 46 to s. 435.04. 47 g. The employment of a medical director who is a physician 48 licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459 to supervise the 49 activities of the dispensing organization. 50 (b) Monitor physician registration and ordering of low-THC 51 cannabis for ordering practices that could facilitate unlawful 52 diversion or misuse of low-THC cannabis and take disciplinary 53 action as indicated. 54 (c) Adopt rules necessary to implement this section.