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February 3, 2020
Provides that certain advance practice registered nurses can practice advanced or specialized nursing without physician supervision or a protocol; authorizes physician assistants to practice primary care without a physician’s supervision; requires Department of Health or Board or Health to register a physician assistant or advanced registered nurse if the applicant meets criteria; provides appropriations and provides criteria.
HB 607 status
SB 714 /HB 389
Authorizes pharmacists to test for and treat influenza and strep; requires that a pharmacist notify a patient’s primary care doctor within a specified time of such testing and treatment.
SB 714 status
HB 389 status
Creates an additional requirement for hospitals to meet to qualify for a charitable tax exemption. Currently law permits an ad valorem taxation exemption for hospitals that are Florida non-profit corporations that are exempt under the provisions of s. 501(c)(3) IRS code. This bill would require hospitals to document the value of charitable services they provide and limit the charity tax exemption to the value of that charity care.
HB 919 status
SB 1444/HB 961
Prohibits pharmacy benefit managers from directing patients to pharmacies owned in whole or in part by the pharmacy benefit manager and/or charging drug manufacturers rebates and keeping the savings for themselves rather than passing it onto customers. States that a pharmacy benefit manager has a fiduciary duty to covered individuals and the payor; provides requirements for service performance, contracts, specified funds, and maximum allowable costs lists; requires plan beneficiaries and co-insureds’ obligations for prescription drugs to certain drug prices; requires Department of Financial Services to investigate violations.
SB 1444 status
HB 961 status
SB 1062/HB 1083
Requires certain plans include procedures to assist certain mental and behavioral health providers in attempts to verbally deescalate certain crisis situations before initiating involuntary examinations, etc.
SB 1062 status
HB 1083 status
Removes provisions relating to prohibition of licensure for certain hospitals that serve specific populations
HB 6059 status
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