*UPDATE* – For clarification purposes, ARNPs will be unable to designate themselves as prescribers on their practitioner profile through our secure “Online Services” website until the system is updated on January 2, 2017. Please note that ARNPs will need to have first secured their DEA registration number prior to registering as a prescriber on the profile.
*Effective January 1, 2017*
In accordance with section 456.44(2), Florida Statutes, an allopathic physician licensed under Chapter 458, an osteopathic physician licensed under Chapter 459, a podiatric physician licensed under Chapter 461, a dentist licensed under Chapter 466, a physician assistant licensed under Chapter 458 or Chapter 459, or an advanced registered nurse practitioner certified under part I of Chapter 464 who prescribes any controlled substance listed as Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV narcotics as defined in s. 893.03, for the treatment of chronic nonmalignant pain, must designate himself or herself as a controlled substance prescribing practitioner on the practitioner profile.
To designate oneself as a controlled substance prescribing practitioner as provided in section 456.44, Florida Statutes:
Visit our secure “Online Services” website at: http://www.flhealthsource.gov/mqa-services
If you have not created an account in our new Online Services Portal, click “No” and follow the instructions provided to complete your one-time account registration.
In you have already created an account, click “Yes” and log in using your MQA Online Services user ID and password. This is the same user ID and password used to renew your license online.
Under the “Manage My License” section, select “Controlled Substance Prescribing” and follow the instructions to indicate you are a prescriber of controlled substances for the treatment of chronic nonmalignant pain.
Note: The online system can assist you if you do not remember your login ID or password. If you are unable to login please call 850-488-0595 and a representative will assist you.
“Chronic nonmalignant pain” is defined as pain unrelated to cancer which persists beyond the usual course of disease or the injury that is the cause of the pain or more than 90 days after surgery.
Please Note: The above directions are in addition to acquiring a DEA registration number from the Drug Enforcement Administration first.To apply for a registration number or for registration support, please visit the DEA Office of Diversion Control website at: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/index.html