Take Control of Controlled Substances

May 16, 2018 | News

Signed by the Governor on March 19, 2018 with an effective date of July 1, 2018, CS/CS/HB 21, the Controlled Substances Bill, addresses opioid abuse by establishing prescribing limits, requiring continuing education on controlled substance prescribing, expanding required use of Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, EFORCSE, and more.

Be in the know on how Florida plans to Take Control of Controlled Substances and how the legislation affects you. This website provides information on those affected by the bill, a bill information page, FAQs, informational webinars, and more. The website provides basic information pertaining to the bill and the upcoming changes for prescribers and dispensers.


Visit the website  to learn more.

Review the full bill here.

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