If you live in Lee, Charlotte and DeSoto Counties, you can get a 30-day supply of your prescription medications. That’s possible because Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in those counties due to Idalia.
Emergency 30-Day Refills
Florida law states you can obtain a 30-day refill of your prescription medication, even if you have just refilled it, if you reside in a county that:
- Is under a hurricane warning issued by the National Weather Service
- Is under a state of emergency executive order declared by the governor
- Has activated its emergency operations center/emergency management plan
Insurers must comply
If you meet any of those conditions, health insurers, managed care organizations or other entities licensed by the Office of Insurance Regulation must waive the “refill too soon” restrictions on prescriptions, according to the state.
Experts also recommend you keep a list of all your prescription medications, dosages and any other special instructions with your medications.