Florida Laws

The information contained in this website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter. The Information constitutes general information of applicable administrative regulation and/or laws related to general topics in the arena of controlled substance misuse and abuse and may not reflect current legal developments and updates. Please refer to your state legislature for any potential changes. 

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Florida 911 – Good Samaritan Information

Florida Medical Marijuana, Recreational Marijuana & CBD Information

Florida Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Information

Florida Naloxone Information

Florida Needle/Syringe Exchange Information

Florida Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Information

Florida Overdose Surveillance/Reporting Information

Florida Pain Management Information

Florida Pill Press & Counterfeit Medication Information  

Florida Prescription Drug Drop-Off Information

Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Information

Florida Precursor Chemicals/Including Pseudoephedrine Information

Florida Prison Program(s) Information

Florida Safe/Supervised Injection Sites (aka Consumption Sites) Information

Florida Substance Abuse Services Information

Florida Sober Living Homes/Recovery Housing Information

Florida Telemedicine/Telehealth Information


911 – Good Samaritan

  • §768.13 – Good Samaritan Act; immunity from civil liability.
  • §893.21 – Drug-related overdoses; medical assistance; immunity from prosecution.
  • §921.0026 – Mitigating circumstances – The defendant was making a good faith effort to obtain or provide medical assistance for an individual experiencing a drug-related overdose.


  • §381.887  – Emergency treatment for suspected opioid overdose.

Needle Exchange Programs

  • §381.0038  – Education; sterile needle and syringe exchange pilot program.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

  • §39.01 – Definitions.
  • §39.201 – Mandatory reports of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect; mandatory reports of death; central abuse hotline.
  • Chapter 64D-3 – Health Care Practitioner Reporting Guidelines for Reportable Diseases and Conditions in Florida.

Pain Management

  • §456.037  – Business establishments; requirements for active status licenses; delinquency; discipline; applicability.
  • §456.44  – Controlled substance prescribing.
  • §458.3265  – Pain-management clinics registration – Medical Practice
  • §458.327  – Penalty for violations – Medical Practice
  • §459.013  – Penalty for violations – Osteopathic Medicine
  • §459.0137  – Pain-management clinics registration – Osteopathic Medicine
  • §765.1103 – Pain management and palliative care
  • §893.30  Controlled substance safety education and awareness.
  • Florida Medical Board Regulations 64B8-9.013 Standards for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain.
  • Florida Osteopathic Board Regulations 64B15-14.005 Standards for the Use of Controlled Substances for Treatment of Pain.

Prescription Monitoring Program

  • §893.055 Prescription drug monitoring program.

Prescription Fraud & Doctor Shopping

  • §499.005  Prohibited acts – Medicinal Drugs
  • §499.0051  Criminal acts – Pedigree papers
  • §831.30  Medicinal drugs; fraud in obtaining
  • §831.311  Unlawful sale, manufacture, alteration, delivery, uttering, or possession of counterfeit-resistant prescription blanks for controlled substances.
  • §893.13  Prohibited acts; penalties.
  • §893.135  Trafficking; mandatory sentences; suspension or reduction of sentences; conspiracy to engage in trafficking.


  • §893.1495 – Retail sale of ephedrine and related compounds

Medical Examiner

Miscellaneous Others

  • §397.311 – Substance Abuse Services – Definitions
  • §627.64195 – Requirements for opioid coverage. (Insurance Rates and Contracts)
  • §943.031 – Florida Violent Crime and Drug Control Council


Last Updated on 12/15/2016

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