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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 499
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F.S. 499.85
499.85 Security.
(1) A permitholder that has a facility used for the distribution or retailing of medical gases shall protect such gases from unauthorized access by implementing all of the following security measures:
(a) Keeping access from outside the premises well controlled and to a minimum.
(b) Ensuring the outside perimeter of the premises is well lit.
(c) Limiting access into areas where medical gases are held to authorized personnel.
(d) Equipping all facilities with a fence or other system to detect or deter entry after hours.
(2) A facility used for distributing or retailing medical gases shall be equipped with a system that provides suitable protection against theft, including, if appropriate, protection against theft of computers or electronic records and the protection of the integrity and confidentiality of data and documents.
(3) A facility used for wholesale distribution of medical gases shall be equipped with inventory management and control systems that protect against, detect, and document any instances of theft of nitrous oxide.
(4) If a wholesale distributor uses electronic distribution records, the wholesale distributor shall employ, train, and document the training of personnel in the proper use of such technology and equipment.
(5) Vehicles used for on-call delivery of oxygen USP and oxygen-related equipment for home care use by home care providers may be parked at a place of residence and must be locked and equipped with an audible alarm when not attended.
(6) The department shall adopt rules that govern the distribution of medical oxygen for emergency use by persons authorized to receive emergency use oxygen. Unless the laws of this state specifically direct otherwise, such rules must be consistent with federal regulations, including the labeling requirements of oxygen under the federal act. Such rules may not be inconsistent with part III of chapter 401 or rules adopted thereunder.
History.s. 21, ch. 2014-89.