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State Legislation Update: Florida Proposal to Change Opioid Prescribing Requirements

Feb 23, 2018

Proposed Bill: Florida House Bill 21

Title: Controlled Substances

Sponsor: Health & Human Services Committee & Health Quality Subcommittee

Summary: This bill requires certain practitioners to complete specified board-approved continuing education course to prescribe controlled substances. This bill, among other provisions, also establishes standards of practice for the treatment of acute pain and limits prescribing of opioids for acute pain in certain circumstances. Effective July 1, 2018.

Status: 2/22/2018 House - Health and Human Services Committee Read 1st Time

Similar Bill: Florida SB 8

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