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Florida's New Law on Controlled Substances

HB 21, signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott on March 19, 2018, imposes a number or legal requirements on healthcare practitioners who prescribe controlled substances, particularly opioids.

This new law encompases 205 pages and imposes new obligations on practitioners that carry pentalties for noncompliance. The purposes of this article is to provide a summary of the provisions of HB 21,..

FMDA - The Florida Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

FMDA was formed in 1990, to help medical directors, attending physicians and other providers, practicing in post acute care, navigate their way through the continuum of care spectrum.

FMDA is the official state affiliate of the AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute & Long Term Care Medicine and members include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists. It is also a specialty society of the Florida Medical Association.


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These are the 8 published articles that we will be reviewing on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. (E.T.)

  1. 2017 Summary Hypertension Guideline
  2. 2017 Summary Hypertension Highlights
  3. HTN Guideline Resource for Practicing Clinicians
  4. Highlights From The 2017 Guideline HTN Guidlines Too Much Too Little
  5. 2017 High Blood Pressure Clinical Practice Guideline
  6. 2017 Blood Pressure Guideline Slides
  7. Highlight Reel -ACC/AHA HTN Guideline 2017

Please download and read these articles in advance by clicking on the title of each article.


Bylaws Change Embraces Pharmacists as Voting Members

Dr. Rick Foley appointed to represent pharmacists on the board of directors. Click here to read the press release.


Progress Report Wins APEX 2017 Award of Excellence!

Click here to read Press Release and see the award.

FMDA President Testifies Before the House Health Innovation Subcommittee in Support of HB539.

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Best Care Practices 2023

FMDA's 32nd Annual Conference & Trade Show, Best Care Pracitces in the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Continuum 2023, will be held at Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Oct. 19-22, 2023. You don't want to miss it!

Robert Kaplan Quality Champion Award

Help us recognize an outstanding Florida-based PALTC clinician who embodies the highest standards of dedication, leadership, engagement, and innovation. All nominations, must be received by Monday, Sept. 18, 2023.

FMDA Call for Poster Submissions

Submissions from physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and PAs now accepted online. Poster sessions provide an opportunity to share research results, best practices, and outcomes with colleagues.

Library of Sepsis-Related Resources

We created a library of Sepsis-Related Resources ranging from published journal articles and reports, PowerPoint presentations, sepsis tools, and Sepsis Summit PowerPoint Presentations.

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