Section 465.018, Florida Statutes was amended during the 2011 legislative session to require a community permittee to be re-permitted in order to dispense controlled substances listed in Schedule II and III on or after July 1, 2012.
In order to apply for the controlled substance permit the following steps must completed:
Establish or Update Officers and Owners Online via Online Services using your pharmacy administrator account user id and password. If you do not have a user id or password, please see the Pharmacy Administrator Account information
Fingerprints - All owners, officers and prescription department managers are required to submit a set of fingerprints unless the corporation is exempt under the Section 465.022, Florida Statutes for corporations having more than $100 million of business taxable assets in this state. If your corporation is exempt only the prints of the prescription department manager is required. If the manager prints are on file with DOH or AHCA and they are less than one year old then they will not have to be resubmitted. The manager must provide proof of them being on file.
The Department of Health accepts electronic fingerprinting service offered by Livescan device vendors that are approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Effective January 1, 2013: Applicants for initial licensure who are required to submit fingerprints for a criminal history background check must use a Livescan service provider. Applicants who are fingerprinted after January 1, 2013 will have their prints retained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. If you are applying for initial licensure after December 15, 2012, please complete and print this form and take it with you to a Livescan service provider. For more information on background checks and a list of Livescan service providers, please visit our Background Screening page.
Apply for the new permit (on or after January 18, 2012) via Online Services using the Pharmacy user id and password. Your User ID and Password were mailed with your physical license. Look in the center section and refer to the Online Services Instructions, item #5.
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