64B8-13.008. Requirement for Continuing Education Course on Prescribing Controlled Substances  

Effective on Monday, September 10, 2018
  • 1(1) Pursuant to section 456.0301, F.S., by January 31, 2019, all physicians who are registered with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency and authorized to prescribe controlled substances must complete a 2-hour course on prescribing controlled substances.

    38(2) The Board approves the controlled substance prescribing courses offered by the Florida Medical Association, the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, the Florida College of Emergency Physicians, 65Baptist Health South Florida/Quality Network, InforMed, Florida Psychiatric Society, and Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, 79for the purpose of meeting this continuing education requirement.

    88(3) The 2-hour controlled substances prescribing course shall be included in the total hours required for continuing education renewal purposes.

    108(4) This rule requirement is not applicable to physician assistants licensed pursuant to section 122458.347, F.S.

    124Rulemaking Authority 456.0301(2) FS. Law Implemented 456.0301 FS. History–New 7-15-18, Amended 9-10-18.


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