Bills Pending Florida Senate Health Policy Committee

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FLS0800IntroCiting this act as the "Florida Infectious Disease Elimination Act (IDEA)"; authorizing the Department of Health to establish sterile needle and syringe exchange pilot programs upon request from eligible entities, rather than a single program establi...
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2017-11-17
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FLS0764IntroEstablishing the Dental Student Loan Repayment Program to support dentists who practice in public health programs located in certain underserved areas, etc.
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2017-11-17
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FLS0726IntroRedefining terms to authorize the production, processing, transportation, sale, possession, and administration of marijuana in a form for smoking for medical use, etc.
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2017-11-15
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FLS0710IntroRenaming the Cancer Drug Donation Program as the Prescription Drug Donation Program; authorizing the donation of prescription drugs, including cancer drugs, and supplies to eligible patients; authorizing nursing home facilities to participate in the ...
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2017-11-15
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FLS0744IntroTransferring the regulation of electrology from the Department of Health to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation; requiring that a licensee who uses a laser or pulsed-light device in certain procedures be certified by a nationally r...
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2017-11-15
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FLS0758IntroRedefining the term "health care practitioner" to include diabetes educators; creating part XVII of ch. 468, F.S., entitled "Diabetes Educators"; providing requirements for registration as a diabetes educator; prohibiting an unregistered person from ...
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2017-11-15
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FLS0724IntroRedefining the term "hospice"; defining the terms "hospice program" and "seriously ill"; clarifying provisions relating to hospice services, etc.
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2017-11-15
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FLS0708IntroAuthorizing a physician assistant to sign, certify, stamp, verify, or endorse a document that requires the signature, certification, stamp, verification, or endorsement of a physician; authorizing an advanced registered nurse practitioner to sign, ce...
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2017-11-08
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FLS0628IntroProhibiting the Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine, respectively, the Department of Health, certain health care facilities, and insurers from requiring physicians and osteopathic physicians to maintain certification or obtain recertification...
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2017-11-08
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FLS0638IntroCreating the "Florida Hospital Patient Protection Act"; requiring that each health care facility implement a staffing plan that provides minimum direct care registered nursing staffing levels; prohibiting a health care facility from assigning unlicen...
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2017-11-08
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FLS0636IntroEstablishing requirements to allow certain foreign-trained physicians to obtain a restricted license; requiring the Department of Health to renew a restricted license if certain conditions are met, etc.
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2017-11-08
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FLS0696IntroProhibiting a person who is licensed to provide professional counseling or a practitioner who is licensed under provisions regulating the practice of medicine, osteopathic medicine, psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or me...
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2017-11-08
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FLS0622IntroProviding that a designated facility owned or operated by a public health trust and located within the boundaries of a municipality is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the county creating the public health trust; eliminating state licensure requir...
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2017-11-02
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FLS0546IntroCiting this act as the "HIV Prevention Justice Act"; providing an exception to allow the donation of blood, plasma, organs, skin, or other human tissue by certain persons when deemed medically appropriate by a licensed physician; expanding the scope ...
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2017-11-02
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FLS0556IntroCreating the "Emergency Medical Air Transportation Act"; directing the Department of Health to establish the Emergency Medical Air Transportation Act Account within the Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund; providing conditions for the department to...
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2017-11-02
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FLS0578IntroRequiring a contracted vendor to release certain electronic health care records to another vendor selected by the health care provider within a specified timeframe; requiring a contract between a vendor and a health care provider to include a certain...
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2017-11-02
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FLS0576IntroRequiring the Department of Health to issue a noncertified copy of an original birth certificate to certain adoptees under certain conditions; requiring the department to maintain a birth parent's contact preference and medical history form, etc.
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2017-11-02
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FLS0558IntroRequiring certain health care facilities to have an operational generator and a supply of fuel which meet certain criteria by a specified date, etc.
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2017-11-02
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FLS0514IntroRequiring an institution or physician responsible for transplanting an organ or an allograft, or for artificial insemination, to warn the recipient as to the risks of contracting Zika virus; providing an exception to the warning requirement for an or...
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2017-10-26
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FLS0534IntroRedefining the term "administrator" to include pharmacy benefits managers, etc.
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2017-10-26
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FLS0520IntroRevising the requirements that applicants must meet in order to qualify to take optometric licensure and certification examinations; specifying that applicants must graduate from an accredited school or college of optometry in order to obtain a licen...
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2017-10-26
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FLS0524IntroRequiring a pharmacist testing for and treating the influenza virus and streptococcal infections to maintain patient records using certain standards and for a specified time; requiring a pharmacist seeking to test for and treat the influenza virus an...
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2017-10-26
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FLS0458IntroLimiting an initial prescription for a controlled substance that is an opioid to a 7-day supply; providing exceptions to supply limits for certain patients; requiring a health care practitioner who is authorized to prescribe controlled substances to ...
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2017-10-25
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FLS0008IntroAuthorizing certain boards to require practitioners to complete a specified board-approved continuing education course to obtain authorization to prescribe controlled substances as part of biennial renewal; authorizing disciplinary action against pra...
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2017-10-25
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FLS0476IntroCreating an exemption from public records for personal identifying information in compassionate and palliative care plans filed with the Clearinghouse for Compassionate and Palliative Care Plans managed by the Agency for Health Care Administration or...
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2017-10-25
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FLS0474IntroEstablishing the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Program within the Department of Health; requiring the Agency for Health Care Administration to establish and maintain a database of compassionate and palliative care plans by a ...
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2017-10-25
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FLS0488IntroExempting certain governmental entities from the requirement to obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity to provide certain emergency services under specified conditions, etc.
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2017-10-25
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FLS0480IntroRecognizing the public health crisis created by pornography, etc.
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2017-10-25
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FLS0408IntroEstablishing additional criteria that must be included by the Agency for Health Care Administration in rules relating to adult cardiovascular services at hospitals seeking licensure for a Level I program, etc.
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2017-10-25
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FLS0400IntroRequiring the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to issue a license if, in addition to other specified criteria, the applicant has undergone a mental health evaluation conducted by certain licensed professionals and has been determined t...
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2017-10-25
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FLS0360IntroProhibiting specified changes to certain insurance policy prescription drug formularies, except under certain circumstances; requiring small employer carriers to limit specified changes to prescription drug formularies under certain health benefit pl...
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2017-10-16
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FLS0372IntroRequiring the Florida Public Service Commission to ensure that public utilities effectively prioritize the restoration of services to certain health care facilities in the event of emergencies; requiring the Agency for Health Care Administration to c...
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2017-10-16
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FLS0284IntroRequiring the Agency for Health Care Administration to determine compliance with standards for electricity and emergency power sources during the routine inspection of a licensed nursing home facility; requiring the agency, in consultation with the D...
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2017-09-29
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FLS0250IntroRevising the definition of the terms "ambulatory surgical center" and "mobile surgical facility", etc.
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2017-09-22
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FLS0202IntroRevising the criteria for involuntary admission for behavioral health services due to substance abuse; revising duties of a law enforcement officer with respect to transporting a person for involuntary admission to a hospital or licensed detoxificati...
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2017-08-28
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FLS0138IntroCiting this act as the "Florida Families First Act"; requiring the Department of Health to create public service announcements to educate the public on perinatal mental health care; revising components that are included in the postpartum evaluation a...
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2017-08-28
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FLS0164IntroRequiring facilities performing mammography to include certain information in a summary of the mammography report which must be provided to each patient, etc.
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2017-08-28
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FLS0112IntroAuthorizing physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners to execute a certificate under certain conditions stating that they have examined a person and find the person appears to meet the criteria for involuntary examination, etc.
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2017-08-28
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FLS0074IntroRequiring that the report to the Department of Health of allegations of sexual misconduct by a licensed health care practitioner be made within a specified timeframe; increasing penalties for violations, etc.
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2017-08-28
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