Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo's Communications Office
Lt. Gov. Mongiardo praises the passage of Prescription Monitoring Bill in Florida Legislature

Press Release Date:  Thursday, April 30, 2009  
Contact Information:  Sarah Baird

“I applaud the Florida legislature for its quick, decisive action that has allowed Senate Bill (SB) 462 and SB 440 (HB 897 and HB 937) to pass through both chambers with overwhelming support. Thanks to a collective effort of leaders in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, this important bill authorizes the creation of an electronic prescription drug monitoring system to track the dispensing of controlled substances in Florida to help prevent abuse, misuse, and illegal sale of prescription drugs. This is especially important in stopping the current illegal drug pipeline between Florida and Kentucky, which for too long has led to addiction and death for citizens of the Commonwealth.”