The Florida governor's plans have drawn criticism from police and political leaders in West Virginia and Kentucky. Last week, Kentucky Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo told the Lexington Herald-Leader he was "infuriated."
In Florida, lawmakers, law enforcement and the medical community are pushing back at Scott's plans, said Paul Sloan, president of the Florida Society of Pain Management Providers.
"The outcry in the state is massive," Sloan said. "There isn't a legitimate doctor that doesn't support this program."
The president of the Florida Senate and the state's attorney general are speaking out in favor of the database, he said.
Florida's pill-mill problem stretches far beyond the state's borders, Sloan said.
"I'm very happy to hear that West Virginia's doing this," he said. "We all have this problem. This is not just Florida's problem. And Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee should all be up in arms about this."
West Virginia lawmakers will send copies of the House resolution to Scott and Florida legislative leaders.
Reach Alison Knezevich at alis...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1240.