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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 465
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F.S. 465.0125
465.0125 Consultant pharmacist license; application, renewal, fees; responsibilities; rules.
(1) The department shall issue or renew a consultant pharmacist license upon receipt of an initial or renewal application that conforms to the requirements for consultant pharmacist initial licensure or renewal as adopted by the board by rule and a fee set by the board not to exceed $250. To be licensed as a consultant pharmacist, a pharmacist must complete additional training as required by the board.
(a) A consultant pharmacist may provide medication management services in a health care facility within the framework of a written collaborative practice agreement between the pharmacist and a health care facility medical director or a physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459, a podiatric physician licensed under chapter 461, or a dentist licensed under chapter 466 who is authorized to prescribe medicinal drugs. A consultant pharmacist may only provide medication management services, conduct patient assessments, and order and evaluate laboratory or clinical testing for patients of the health care practitioner with whom the consultant pharmacist has a written collaborative practice agreement.
(b) A written collaborative practice agreement must outline the circumstances under which the consultant pharmacist may:
1. Order and evaluate any laboratory or clinical tests to promote and evaluate patient health and wellness, and monitor drug therapy and treatment outcomes.
2. Conduct patient assessments as appropriate to evaluate and monitor drug therapy.
3. Modify or discontinue medicinal drugs as outlined in the agreed upon patient-specific order or preapproved treatment protocol under the direction of a physician. However, a consultant pharmacist may not modify or discontinue medicinal drugs prescribed by a health care practitioner who does not have a written collaborative practice agreement with the consultant pharmacist.
4. Administer medicinal drugs.
(c) A consultant pharmacist shall maintain all drug, patient care, and quality assurance records as required by law and, with the collaborating practitioner, shall maintain written collaborative practice agreements that must be available upon request from or upon inspection by the department.
(d) This subsection does not authorize a consultant pharmacist to diagnose any disease or condition.
(e) For purposes of this subsection, the term “health care facility” means an ambulatory surgical center or hospital licensed under chapter 395, an alcohol or chemical dependency treatment center licensed under chapter 397, an inpatient hospice licensed under part IV of chapter 400, a nursing home licensed under part II of chapter 400, an ambulatory care center as defined in s. 408.07, or a nursing home component under chapter 400 within a continuing care facility licensed under chapter 651.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a consultant pharmacist or a doctor of pharmacy licensed in this state may also be responsible for ordering and evaluating any laboratory or clinical testing for persons under the care of a licensed home health agency when, in the judgment of the consultant pharmacist or doctor of pharmacy, such activity is necessary for the proper performance of his or her responsibilities and only when authorized by a practitioner licensed under chapter 458, chapter 459, chapter 461, or chapter 466. In order for the consultant pharmacist or doctor of pharmacy to qualify and accept this authority, he or she must receive 3 hours of continuing education relating to laboratory and clinical testing as established by the board.
(3) The board shall adopt rules necessary to implement and administer this section.
History.s. 31, ch. 83-329; s. 1, ch. 85-65; ss. 9, 26, 27, ch. 86-256; s. 59, ch. 91-137; s. 6, ch. 91-156; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 1, ch. 93-231; s. 89, ch. 97-264; s. 2, ch. 2020-8.