Project Information

Utilization of the special limited community permit to facilitate discharge

Project Description: Historically, an institutional class II pharmacy could not legally dispense multi-dose medications from the inpatient supply. Through the 2014 amendment of Florida Administrative Rule 64B16-28-810, the pharmacy department at University of Florida Health – Shands Hospital obtained a “Special Limited Community Permit” to dispense used multi-dose medications or a 3-day supply of single-use medications from the inpatient supply for use after discharge. The purpose of this review is to describe the utilization of the “Special Limited Community Permit” from March 2016 to February 2018 at University of Florida Health – Shands Hospital. This includes a description of the methodology developed for efficient implementation, a summary of types of medications dispensed, documentation of how often counseling was provided, and a description of barriers encountered.

QPI: Shimaa, Ghonim, (

Collaborators: Michele, Lossius, (; (; Shimaa, Ghonim, (; (


UF Health Big Aims: Enhance the Patient Experience None

MeSH Keywords: Counseling, Diabetes Mellitus, Legislation, Pharmacy, Patient Discharge, Asthma