Operating in Florida under Emergency Executive Orders

Posted in Latest News on September 8, 2017.

In-state Pharmacists

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Out-of-state Pharmacists

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Pharmacies

If you are a prescription drug wholesale distributor, please check the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 850.717.1800 for guidance.

If you are a prescription drug manufacturer, please check the Department of Business and Professional Regulation website at 850.717.1800 for guidance.

If you are any other type of drug distributor, please check the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 850.717.1800 for guidance.

If you are a pharmacy permitted through the Department of Health and are able to offer mobile pharmacy services as well:

  • You may operate your mobile unit at locations for which you hold a Florida permit. For example in the parking lot of the permitted pharmacy.
  • The mobile unit must either be staffed by a Florida licensed pharmacist or a registered volunteer pharmacist.
  • Out of state pharmacies not permitted in Florida or have no nexus with a Florida permitted pharmacy cannot operate any type of pharmacy for the duration of the emergency.

Emergency Orders

Governor Rick Scott issued an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency re: Hurricane Irma # 2017-235. In this order, he specifically referred to the restrictions of s. 465.0275(2), F.S., with regard to advanced supplies of Schedule II controlled substances.

This restriction was restated in Emergency Order 17-0002 issued by the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

The Florida Department of Health, in accordance with Executive Order 17‐235 has therefore extended license expiration deadlines for pharmacists and radiologic technologist licensees whose license expires at midnight on September 30, 2017.  The new licensure expiration date is midnight on October 30, 2017.  Unless another extension is granted, any active license not renewed before this time will go into a delinquent status.  Please continue to check for updated licensure expiration date information. 




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