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NEW Controlled Substances Bill Website

Posted over 1 year ago by Regina Pommer

The Florida Department of Health launched an informational website providing basic information pertaining to the Controlled Substances Bill, House Bill 21, and the upcoming changes for prescribers and dispensers. Signed by Governor Rick Scott on March 19, 2018, with an effective date of July 1, 2018, the bill addresses opioid abuse by establishing prescribing limits, requiring continuing education on controlled substance prescribing, expanding the required use of Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, EFORCSE®, and more.

The website provides specific information for those affected by the bill with links to other helpful resources, such as a bill information page, FAQs, registration for our informational webinar, and more.

Please visit to be in the know on how the Controlled Substances Bill affects you