CHAPTER 2006-71 Laws of FLORIDA
House Bill 7121, Section 29
Section 29. Emergency-preparedness prescription medication refills.
All health insurers, managed care organizations, and other entities that
are licensed by the Office of Insurance Regulation and provide prescription medication coverage as part of a policy
or contract shall waive time restrictions on prescription medication refills,
which includes suspension of electronic "refill too soon" edits to pharmacies, to enable insureds or
subscribers to refill prescriptions in advance, if there are authorized refills remaining, and shall
authorize payment to pharmacies for at least a thirty day supply of any prescription medication, regardless
of the date upon which the prescription had most recently been filled by a pharmacist, when the following
(1) The person seeking the prescription medication refill
resides in a
(a) Is under a hurricane warning issued by the NWS
(b) Is declared to be under a state of emergency in an executive order
issued by the Governor; or
(c) Has activated its emergency operations center and its
(2) The prescription medication refill is requested within 30 days
the origination date of the conditions stated in this section or until
such conditions are terminated by the issuing authority or no longer exists. The time period for the waiver of
prescription medication refills may be extended in 15- or 30-day increments by emergency orders issued by the
Office of Insurance Regulation.
This section does not excuse or exempt an insured or subscriber from
compliance with all other terms of the policy or contract providing prescription medication coverage. This section
takes effect July 1, 2006.
Approved by the Governor June 1, 2006.