Welcome to E-FORCSE! The State of Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
The Electronic - Florida Online Reporting of Controlled Substances Evaluation program (E-FORCSE) is Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The PDMP was created by the 2009 legislature in an initiative to encourage safer prescribing of controlled substances and to reduce drug abuse and diversion within the state of Florida.
E-FORCSE has selected Health Information Designs, Inc., to develop a database that will collect and store prescribing and dispensing data for controlled substances in Schedules II, III, and IV. The purpose of the PDMP is to provide the information that will be collected in the database to health care practitioners to guide their decisions in prescribing and dispensing these highly-abused prescription drugs.
Section 893.055, Florida Statutes, requires health care practitioners to report to the PDMP each time a controlled substance is dispensed to an individual. This information is to be reported through the electronic system as soon as possible but not more than 7 days after dispensing. This reporting timeframe ensures that health care practitioners have the most up-to-date information available.
E-FORCSE complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as it pertains to protected health information (PHI), electronic protected health information (EPHI), and all other relevant state and federal privacy and security laws and regulations. The information collected in the system will be used by the PDMP to encourage safer prescribing of controlled substances and reduce drug abuse and diversion within the state of Florida.