Florida State Prescription Law – Finding an “Approved Vendor” for your Prescription Pad Needs in Florida

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In an effort to minimize prescription drug misuse, the State of Florida requires that prescriptions be printed with specific standards and by an approved printing company. This prescription law took effect on September 1st, 2011.
Section 456.42(2), Florida Statues requires licensed healthcare practitioners purchase counterfeit-proof prescription pads or blanks from vendors approved by the Florida Department of Health.
Rule 64B-3.005 of the Florida Administrative Code & Florida Administrative Register Counterfeit-Proof Prescription Pads or Blanks for Controlled Substance Prescribing, which was made effective on June 18th, 2012, further states:
(1) A practitioner authorized in this state to prescribe prescription drugs (hereinafter referred to as “prescribing practitioner”) must use a counterfeit-proof prescription pad or blank produced by a vendor approved by the department when writing prescription(s) for controlled substances listed in Chapter 893, F.S.
(2) Any person or entity desiring to produce counterfeit-proof prescription pads or blanks for use by prescribing practitioners shall apply to the department for approval. The application shall be made on incorporated by reference form DH-MQA 1250 (03/12), Application for Counterfeit-Proof Prescription Pad Vendor, which can be obtained at http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-01268 or from the department at Department of Health, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin BCO-01, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3260, or online at http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/counterfeit-proof.html. To obtain approval, the counterfeit-proof prescription pad or blank must contain the following security features:
(a) The background color must be blue or green and resist reproduction;
(b) The pad or blank must be printed on artificial watermarked paper;
(c) The pad or blank must resist erasures and alterations and;
(d) The word “void” or “illegal” must appear on any photocopy or other reproduction of the pad or blank. This language shall not obstruct or render illegible any portion of the drug name, quantity or directions for use.
Print It Plus, conveniently located in Royal Palm Beach on Okeechobee Boulevard is a Florida State-Approved vendor of prescription pads. As with all other printing, marketing and advertising services offered by Print It Plus, we stand behind every Rx Pad that we produce. Every pad you receive from us passes our inspection team, so you know that it passes the State of Florida’s inspection team, as well. You can be secure in the knowledge that your pads meet all regulations and requirements each and every time.
For more information on Florida Statute Section 456.42(2), View the Department of Health Declaration of Public Health Emergency http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/counterfeit-proof.html.
For more information on Florida Rule 64B-3.005, go to the Florida Department of State Administrative Code & Register website https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleno.asp?id=64B-3.005.
TO PURCHASE FLORIDA state-approved Prescription Pads, go to HTTP://WWW.FLRXPADS.COM.