Section 459.005, Florida Statutes 2009
459.005 Rulemaking authority.--
(1) The board has authority to adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement the provisions of this chapter conferring duties upon it.
(2) All physicians who perform level 2 procedures lasting more than 5 minutes and all level 3 surgical procedures in an office setting must register the office with the department unless that office is licensed as a facility pursuant to chapter 395. The department shall inspect the physician's office annually unless the office is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or an accrediting organization subsequently approved by the Board of Osteopathic Medicine. The actual costs for registration and inspection or accreditation shall be paid by the person seeking to register and operate the office setting in which office surgery is performed.
(3) All privately owned pain-management clinics, facilities, or offices, hereinafter referred to as "clinics," which advertise in any medium for any type of pain-management services, or employ a physician who is licensed under this chapter and who is primarily engaged in the treatment of pain by prescribing or dispensing controlled substance medications, must register with the department by January 4, 2010, unless that clinic is licensed as a facility under chapter 395. A physician may not practice osteopathic medicine in a pain-management clinic that is required to but has not registered with the department. Each clinic location shall be registered separately regardless of whether the clinic is operated under the same business name or management as another clinic. If the clinic is licensed as a health care clinic under chapter 400, the medical director is responsible for registering the facility with the department. If the clinic is not registered under chapter 395 or chapter 400, the clinic shall, upon registration with the department, designate a physician who is responsible for complying with all requirements related to registration of the clinic. The designated physician shall be licensed under chapter 458 or this chapter and shall practice at the office location for which the physician has assumed responsibility. The department shall inspect the clinic annually to ensure that it complies with rules of the Board of Osteopathic Medicine adopted pursuant to this subsection and subsection (4) unless the office is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency approved by the Board of Osteopathic Medicine. The actual costs for registration and inspection or accreditation shall be paid by the physician seeking to register the clinic.
(4) The Board of Osteopathic Medicine shall adopt rules setting forth standards of practice for physicians who practice in privately owned pain-management clinics that primarily engage in the treatment of pain by prescribing or dispensing controlled substance medications. Such rules shall address, but need not be limited to, the following subjects:
(a) Facility operations;
(b) Physical operations;
(c) Infection control requirements;
(d) Health and safety requirements;
(e) Quality assurance requirements;
(f) Patient records;
(g) Training requirements for all facility health care practitioners who are not regulated by another board;
(h) Inspections; and
(i) Data collection and reporting requirements.
A physician is primarily engaged in the treatment of pain by prescribing or dispensing controlled substance medications when the majority of the patients seen are prescribed or dispensed controlled substance medications for the treatment of chronic nonmalignant pain. Chronic nonmalignant pain is pain unrelated to cancer which persists beyond the usual course of the disease or the injury that is the cause of the pain or more than 90 days after surgery.
(5) A privately owned clinic, facility, or office that advertises in any medium for any type of pain-management services or employs one or more physicians who are primarily engaged in the treatment of pain by prescribing or dispensing controlled substances is exempt from the registration provisions in subsection (3) if the majority of the physicians who provide services in the clinic, facility, or office primarily provide surgical services.
History.--ss. 1, 6, ch. 79-230; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 27, 29, ch. 86-290; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 121, ch. 98-200; s. 101, ch. 99-397; s. 4, ch. 2009-198.