State of Emergency Issued

Posted in Latest News on May 3, 2017.

Dear Florida Pharmacists and Pharmacies:

Today following Governor Scott’s Executive Order declaring the opioid epidemic a state of emergency in Florida, Dr. Philip, State Surgeon General, declared a public health emergency and issued a naloxone standing order for emergency responders.

The order authorizes pharmacists who maintain a current active license practicing in a pharmacy located in Florida that maintains a current active pharmacy permit to dispense naloxone to emergency responders for administration to persons exhibiting signs of opioid overdose. Emergency responders include law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians.

The pharmacy must maintain a copy of the Naloxone Standing Order if dispensing naloxone pursuant to the order.

Incorporated in the Naloxone Standing Order is the expectation that the SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit Five Essential Steps for First Responders be followed.

If you have any questions, please contact Board of Pharmacy staff at (850) 245-4292.


Erica White, MBA, JD
Executive Directory

More Latest News

Notices of Proposed Rulemaking
October 9, 2017

Prior to promulgation and adoption of a final rule or rules impacting the eNLC, the Interstate Commission shall file a notice of proposed rulemaking on the website of each Member Board. Continue reading

Executive Order regarding the state of Florida
October 3, 2017

Due to impacts from Hurricane Maria Governor Scott has issued an executive order regarding the state of Florida Continue reading