Florida Senate - 2019 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for HB 1115 Ì203208ÃÎ203208 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: 1/AE/2R . 04/30/2019 10:39 AM . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Harrell moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 465.019, Florida 6 Statutes, is amended to read: 7 465.019 Institutional pharmacies; permits.— 8 (4)(a) Medicinal drugs shall be dispensed in an 9 institutional pharmacy to outpatients only when that institution 10 has secured a community pharmacy permit from the department. 11 However, an individual licensed to prescribe medicinal drugs in 12 this state may dispense up to a 24-hour supply of a medicinal 13 drug to any patient of, or patient discharged from, an emergency 14 department of a hospital that operates a Class II or Class III 15 institutional pharmacy, provided that the physician who is 16 treating the patient in such hospital’s emergency department, or 17 who is treating the discharged patient, determines that the 18 medicinal drug is warranted and that community pharmacy services 19 are not readily accessible, geographically or otherwise, to the 20 patient. Such prescribing and dispensing
from the emergency21 department must be in accordance with the procedures of the22 hospital. For any such patient for whom a medicinal drug is23 warranted for a period to exceed 24 hours, an individual24 licensed to prescribe such drugmust be for the greater of 25 dispensea 24-hour supply of such drug or a supply of such drug 26 which will last the patient until the next business day, to the27 patientand the prescriber must provide the patient with a 28 prescription for such drug for use after such theinitial 2429 hourperiod. 30 (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), if a state of emergency 31 has been declared for an area of the state pursuant to s. 32 252.36, an individual licensed to prescribe medicinal drugs in 33 this state may dispense up to a 72-hour supply of a medicinal 34 drug to any patient of, or patient discharged from, an emergency 35 department of a hospital located in that area which operates a 36 Class II or Class III institutional pharmacy, provided that the 37 physician who is treating the patient in such hospital’s 38 emergency department, or who is treating the discharged patient, 39 determines that the medicinal drug is warranted and that 40 community pharmacy services are not readily accessible, 41 geographically or otherwise, to the patient. Such dispensing 42 from the emergency department to any patient, including a 43 discharged patient, must be in accordance with the procedures of 44 the hospital. For any such patient for whom a medicinal drug is 45 warranted for a period to exceed 72 hours, an individual 46 licensed to prescribe such drug shall dispense a 72-hour supply 47 of such drug to the patient and shall provide the patient with a 48 prescription for such drug for use after the initial 72-hour 49 period. 50 (c) The board may adopt rules necessaryto implement carry51 out the provisions ofthis subsection. 52 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019. 53 54 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 55 And the title is amended as follows: 56 Delete everything before the enacting clause 57 and insert: 58 A bill to be entitled 59 An act relating to dispensing medicinal drugs; 60 amending s. 465.019, F.S.; authorizing individuals 61 licensed to prescribe medicinal drugs from certain 62 institutional pharmacies to dispense a certain supply, 63 of such drugs to any patient of, or patient discharged 64 from, an emergency department of certain hospitals 65 under certain circumstances; authorizing such 66 individuals to dispense a 72-hour supply of such drugs 67 if a state of emergency has been declared in the area; 68 authorizing such individuals to provide prescriptions 69 for an additional supply of such drugs under certain 70 circumstances; providing an effective date.