Making sure your website is compliant with the law

RxWiki keeps your website up-to-date with relevant legislation, rules and regulations - just another free service that we provide. So for those practicing in Florida, a new link will be added to your website to ensure compliance with new legislation that went into effect on July 1, 2016. This link, http://ahca.myflorida.com/, will point to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

In addition to the link on the website, you’ll also be required to have a sign in the area where customers pick up their prescriptions. To be compliant with this new statute, we recommend the sign should include the following statements:

“You have access to health information powered by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration website which can be found at http://ahca.myflorida.com/. You can also find this link located on our [pharmacy name] website at [pharmacy url].”

For your reference, the statue reads

“465.0244 Information disclosure.—Every pharmacy shall make available on its website a hyperlink to the health information that is disseminated by the Agency for Health Care Administration pursuant to s.408.05(3) and shall place in the area where customers receive filled prescriptions notice that such information is available electronically and the address of its Internet website.”