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Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 400
NURSING HOMES AND RELATED HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
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F.S. 400.6096
400.6096 Disposal of prescribed controlled substances following the death of a patient in the home.
(1) A hospice physician, nurse, or social worker is authorized to assist in the disposal of a controlled substance prescribed to a patient at the time of the patient’s death pursuant to the disposal regulations in 21 C.F.R. s. 1317.
(2) A hospice that assists in the disposal of a prescribed controlled substance found in the patient’s home at the time of the patient’s death must establish a written policy, procedure, or system for acceptable disposal methods.
(3) A hospice physician, nurse, or social worker, upon the patient’s death and with the permission of a family member or a caregiver of the patient, may assist in the disposal of an unused controlled substance prescribed to the patient, pursuant to the written policy, procedure, or system established under subsection (2).
(4) The prescribed controlled substance disposal procedure must be carried out in the patient’s home. Hospice staff and volunteers are not authorized to remove a prescribed controlled substance from the patient’s home.
History.s. 2, ch. 2017-119.