Florida Senate - 2019 SB 1124 By Senator Harrell 25-01771-19 20191124__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to dispensing medicinal drugs; 3 amending s. 465.019, F.S.; authorizing individuals 4 licensed to prescribe medicinal drugs to dispense a 5 48-hour supply, rather than a 24-hour supply, of such 6 drugs to any patient, including a discharged patient, 7 under certain circumstances; providing an effective 8 date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 465.019, Florida 13 Statutes, is amended to read: 14 465.019 Institutional pharmacies; permits.— 15 (4) Medicinal drugs shall be dispensed in an institutional 16 pharmacy to outpatients only when that institution has secured a 17 community pharmacy permit from the department. However, an 18 individual licensed to prescribe medicinal drugs in this state 19 may dispense up to a 48-hour
24-hoursupply of a medicinal drug 20 to any patient of, or patient discharged from, an emergency 21 department of a hospital that operates a Class II or Class III 22 institutional pharmacy, provided that the physician treating the 23 patient in such hospital’s emergency department or the 24 discharged patient determines that the medicinal drug is 25 warranted and that community pharmacy services are not readily 26 accessible, geographically or otherwise, to the patient. Such 27 dispensing from the emergency department to any patient, 28 including a discharged patient, must be in accordance with the 29 procedures of the hospital. For any such patient for whom a 30 medicinal drug is warranted for a period to exceed 48 24hours, 31 an individual licensed to prescribe such drug must dispense a 32 48-hour 24-hoursupply of such drug to the patient and must 33 provide the patient with a prescription for such drug for use 34 after the initial 48-hour 24-hourperiod. The board may adopt 35 rules necessary to carry out the provisions of this subsection. 36 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.