Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 100
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Appropriations (Harrell) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 22 - 60
    4  and insert:
    5  However, an individual licensed to prescribe medicinal drugs in
    6  this state may be dispensed by dispense up to a 24-hour supply
    7  of a medicinal drug to any patient of an emergency department of
    8  a hospital that operates a Class II or Class III institutional
    9  pharmacy to a patient of the hospital′s emergency department or
   10  a hospital inpatient upon discharge if a prescriber, as defined
   11  in s. 465.025(1), provided that the physician treating the
   12  patient in such hospital hospital’s emergency department
   13  determines that the medicinal drug is warranted and that
   14  community pharmacy services are not readily accessible,
   15  geographically or otherwise, to the patient. Such prescribing
   16  and dispensing from the emergency department must be in
   17  accordance with the procedures of the hospital must be for a
   18  supply of the drug that will last for the greater of the
   19  following:
   20         1. Up to 48 hours; or
   21         2. Through the end of the next business day.
   22         (b) Notwithstanding subparagraph (a)1., if a state of
   23  emergency has been declared and is in effect for an area of the
   24  state pursuant to s. 252.36, a supply of a medicinal drug that
   25  will last up to 72 hours may be prescribed and dispensed under
   26  paragraph (a) in that area For any such patient for whom a
   27  medicinal drug is warranted for a period to exceed 24 hours, an
   28  individual licensed to prescribe such drug must dispense a 24
   29  hour supply of such drug to the patient and must provide the
   30  patient with a prescription for such drug for use after the
   31  initial 24-hour period.
   32         (c)A prescriber as defined in s. 465.025(1) who prescribes
   33  medicinal drugs under this subsection may provide the patient
   34  with a prescription for such drug for use beyond the initial
   35  prescription period if the prescriber determines that such use
   36  is warranted.
   37         (d) The board may adopt rules necessary to implement carry
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   40  And the title is amended as follows:
   41         Delete lines 3 - 11
   42  and insert:
   43         amending s. 465.019, F.S.; authorizing certain
   44         hospitals to dispense supplies of prescribed medicinal
   45         drugs in a specified amount to emergency department
   46         patients or inpatients upon discharge under certain
   47         circumstances; authorizing a greater specified supply
   48         of medicinal drugs to be prescribed and dispensed in
   49         areas in which a state of emergency has been declared
   50         and is in effect; authorizing a prescriber to provide
   51         a patient with a prescription for medicinal drugs
   52         beyond the initial prescription period under certain
   53         circumstances; providing an