Florida’s PDMP, known as E-FORCSE (Electronic-Florida Online Reporting of Controlled Substance Evaluation Program), was created in 2009 to encourage safer prescription of controlled substances, as a way to reduce drug abuse and misuse statewide.
The former state Representative and Senator had sponsored the legislation creating PDMP, and he has been a vocal advocate for continued funding of the program.
“The total failure of this legislature and governor to properly protect the citizens of our state is disappointing,” Fasano said in a statement issued Monday. “This is one tool that law enforcement has long supported, as a means to protect our citizens. To end this legislative session without funding the PDMP has put countless lives in jeopardy.”