Florida County Considers Requiring Permits for New and Existing Pain Clinics

Florida's Indian River County is considering a county ordinance that would require new and existing pain clinics to apply for permits and renew permits every two years at $200 each, according to a TCPalm.com report.

The ordinance would allow a pain clinic operator to appeal a denied or suspended permit at a fee of $800. The permit requirements would help county authorities identify and eliminate illegal pain clinics, according to the report.

While the proposed ordinance targets individual clinics, a recently passed statewide bill targets wholesale distributors and hospitals.

The county currently has a moratorium on new pain clinics, but it will expire in June.

Read the TCPalm.com report on the proposed permit requirements for pain clinics.

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