Summary: HB 423 passed in Florida this year, and will allow for precribing controlled substances by ARNP/PA's in Florida beginning January 1, 2017. While it includes all scheduled drugs, my question pertains to opioids.I just attended a course which was supposed to answer all of the questions, but I left with more questions than answers.The basics of the law are:1) Must be MSN or higher.2) CS II are limited to 7-day supply. All others, CS III-V are without limits or forumlary.The most concerning statement they made in the conference, over and over and over, was that the law does not support prescribing for non-malignant, chronic pain. However, this is the update on the Florida BON website that discusses this. Am I missing something?From Florida BON website. (Bold added). Florida Board of Nursing >> *UPDATE* â€“ Register As A Controlled Substance Prescriber - Licensing, Renewals & InformationIn accordance with section 456.44(2), Florida Statutes, an allopathic physician licensed under Chapter 458, an osteopathic physician licensed under Chapter 459, a podiatric physician licensed under Chapter 461, a dentist licensed under Chapter 466, a physician assistant licensed under Chapter 458 or Chapter 459, or an advanced registered nurse practitioner certified under part I of Chapter 464 who prescribes any controlled substance listed as Schedule II, Schedule III, or Schedule IV narcotics as defined in s. 893.03, FOR THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC NONMALIGNANT PAIN, must designate himself or herself as a controlled substance prescribing practitioner on the practitioner profile.And at the bottom of the announcement from the same web pageChronic nonmalignant painâ€ is defined as pain unrelated to cancer which persists beyond the usual course of disease or the injury that is the cause of the pain or more than 90 days after surgery.And here is the portion of the law regarding this, lines 230-237. Click on pictures to see entire document.