Florida Enforcement and Investigative Agencies Query Site
The Electronic-Florida Online Reporting of Controlled Substances Evaluation program (E-FORCSE) is Florida's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The PDMP was created by the 2009 Florida Legislature in an initiative to encourage safer prescribing of controlled substances and to reduce drug abuse and diversion within the State of Florida. The purpose of the PDMP is to provide the information that will be collected in the database to health care practitioners to guide their decisions in prescribing and dispensing these highly-abused prescription drugs.
Section 893.055(7)(c)1-3., F.S. provides that a law enforcement agency may request indirect access to confidential information in the database during active investigations regarding potential criminal activity, fraud, or theft regarding prescribed controlled substances. In addition, Department of Health Investigative Services Unit and Medicaid Fraud Unit investigators may have indirect access to the information in the database to aide in the investigation of cases involving controlled substances.
Section 893.055(1)(h) defines an active investigation as an investigation that is being conducted with a reasonable, good faith belief that it could lead to the filing of administrative, civil, or criminal proceedings, or that is ongoing and continuing and for which there is a reasonable, good faith anticipation of securing an arrest or prosecution in the foreseeable future.