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Author of PDMP Expansion Bill Removes Doctor Mandate

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 | 0

By Michael Whiteley, Eastern Bureau ChiefThe sponsor of a bill in the Florida House of Representatives to expand the use and financing of the state's 20-month-old prescription drug-monitoring program has removed provisions that have would have allowed state funding for the program and required doctors to check the database in some instances.The House Health and Human Services Committee last week voted 16-2 to approve House Bill 831 after the bill's key sponsor, Rep. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, agreed to a request from the Florida Medical Association to drop a requirement that Flori...

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