E-FORCSE is the state of Florida’s prescription drug monitoring program operating under the Department of Health. The PDMP Foundation is a non-profit 501 c 3 Direct Support Organization established by the Department to provide supplemental funds for E-FORCSE educational and outreach programs.
In 2009, the Florida legislature authorized the formation of the state PDMP and the foundation with the passage of Chapter 893.055, F.S. Initially the law allowed prescribers and dispensers of Schedule II-V controlled substances to voluntarily register to check patient records for controlled substance use. The law was amended in 2017 to require mandatory review of the PDMP database by practitioners before prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance. The law also requires that healthcare practitioners take a mandatory two-hour course on controlled substances every two years for relicensure.
As of 2020, over 90,000 MDs, DOs, DDS/DMDs, ARNPs, DPMs, PAs, Pharmacists and Optometrists and their designees (delegates) have registered to gain access to the PDMP database. The use of the database since its inception in 2011 has reduced “Doctor Shopping” in Florida by over 80 percent.