Legislative Days 2024

A message from Genevieve Hale

A huge Thank You to each and every one of you that participated in Legislative Days legislator visits and/or health fair! It was a pleasure working with you, meeting you, and advocating together!

Our efforts have been successful as our discussions provided to the Senators and Representatives on HB 493/SB 444 were imperative in ensuring opposition to this legislation. Educating them on our other legislative priorities were also fruitful.

To track the status of HB 493/SB 444 please see the following links below.  You can click “Track this Bill” on the top right corner to get email alerts whenever the status changes (I highly recommend doing this):

https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2024/493

https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2024/444

Photos of the events have been posted on the following FPA social media pages:

https://www.facebook.com/FloridaPharmacyAssociation

https://www.instagram.com/thefparx/?next=%2F

https://twitter.com/TheFPARx

Again, your efforts in advocating for our profession is greatly appreciated! Let’s continue to advocate as we make a difference in the pharmacy industry. Together we can create change for the betterment of all. 

Advocacy & Legislation

Legislative Session Report

Legislative Session Reports
The FPA works with the advocacy team of Adams St. Advocates to advance our legislative agenda and the proactive policies presented by the Governmental Affairs Council. At the conclusion of each Florida legislative session we produce a report detailing and clarifying the intricacies of each of the bills on our legislative agenda (supported, opposed, and monitoring) and how the profession will be impacted. The Legislative Session Report is a summary of the accomplishments of not only the FPA, but all members and providers in the State that have dedicated their time, resources, and efforts to keep the profession of pharmacy moving forward.

Bill Tracker

Our Governmental Affair Committee (GAC) and Association Lobbying team Adams St. Advocates are continuously monitoring and discussing the newly introduced legislation, and they are keeping an ear to the ground for potential bills that may impact the profession of pharmacy or the practice of healthcare in the State.

Laws & Rules

Florida Pharmacy Law & Information Links

Updated 07/24/2023

Pharmacy

HIPPA Compliance

Controlled Substance

Drug, Devices and Cosmetics

Nursing Homes

Medicaid

Other Prescribers

Regulatory Links

Agency for Health Care Administration Managed Care Complaint Form
The Agency for Health Care Administration has provided this link to report issues related to the administration of the Medicaid Managed Care Program

Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research
The Health services research examines how people get access to health care, how much care costs, and what happens to patients as a result of this care.

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
To ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries

Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for protecting the health of all Americans

Drug Enforcement Administration
Office of Diversion Control

Drug and Alcohol Detox Center
Information on drug addiction

Drug Enforcement Administration

 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Regulates the profession of pharmacy

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DDC)
The Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics safeguards the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the state of Florida from injury due to the use of adulterated, contaminated, misbranded drugs, drug ingredients and cosmetics by administering the provisions of the Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act (Chapter 499, F.S.)

Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Information on Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Food and Drug Administration
The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), and veterinary products.

HRSA (340B Program)
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

National Community Pharmacists Association

Senate Bill 1550/House Bill 1509: Prescription Drug Reform
Please Support the Drug Prescription Reform Act.

Tobacco Free Florida Campaign
In November 2006, Florida’s voters overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment, Article X, Section 27, that called for establishing a comprehensive tobacco education and use prevention program using a percentage of the state’s tobacco settlement fund. As a result, Tobacco Free Florida (TFF) launched in 2007.TFF is administered through the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida (BTFF), and funded by money derived from the state’s tobacco settlement agreement with the major tobacco companies in 1997. – See more at: http://www.tobaccofreeflorida.com/about-us/#sthash.EiyjkU3U.dpuf