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CS/SB 184: Aging Programs

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations; Book

Aging Programs; Transferring the powers, duties, and functions of the Department of Elderly Affairs relating to hospices, assisted living facilities, adult family-care homes, and adult day care centers to the Agency for Health Care Administration; establishing that the agency is the lead agency responsible for the regulation of hospices, assisted living facilities, adult day care centers, and adult family-care homes, etc.

Current Status:  Signed by the Governor on April 26, 2019.  Chapter 2019-11, Laws of Florida.

CS/CS/SB 322: Health Plans

GENERAL BILL by Health Policy; Banking and Insurance; Simpson

Health Plans; Revising eligibility requirements for multiple-employer welfare arrangements; authorizing health insurers and health maintenance organizations to create new health insurance policies and health maintenance contracts meeting certain criteria for essential health benefits under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA); defining the terms “operative date” and “preexisting medical condition” with respect to individual and group health insurance policies, respectively, etc.

Current Status:  Signed by the Governor on June 25, 2019Chapter 2019-129, Laws of Florida.

CS/CS/HB 375: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee; Health Quality Subcommittee; Pigman; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bell

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program; Authorizes DOH to enter into reciprocal agreements to share prescription drug monitoring information with specified federal agencies; exempts from requirement to check patient's dispensing history the prescribing of or dispensing controlled substance to patients admitted to hospice for alleviation of pain related to terminal condition or to patients receiving palliative care for terminal illnesses.

Current status:  Signed by the Governor on June 7, 2019.  Chapter 2019-70, Laws of Florida.

CS/CS/HB 451: Nonopioid Alternatives

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee; Health Quality Subcommittee; Plakon; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Eskamani; Mercado; Watson, C.

Nonopioid Alternatives; Requires DOH to develop & publish on its website educational pamphlet regarding use of nonopioid alternatives for treatment of pain; provides requirements for health care practitioners.

Current Status:  Signed by the Governor on June 24, 2019Chapter 2019-123, Laws of Florida.

CS/HB 831: Electronic Prescribing

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee; Mariano; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Sprowls

Electronic Prescribing; Requiring certain health care practitioners to electronically generate and transmit prescriptions for medicinal drugs upon license renewal or by a specified date; authorizing the Department of Health, in consultation with the Board of Medicine, the Board of Osteopathic Medicine, the Board of Podiatric Medicine, the Board of Dentistry, the Board of Nursing, and the Board of Optometry, to adopt rules; revising the authority for electronic software prescribing software to display information regarding a payor’s formulary under certain circumstances, etc.

Current status: Signed by the Governor on June 18, 2019.  Chapter 2019-112, Laws of Florida.

CS/HB 7: Direct Health Care Agreements

GENERAL BILL by Health Market Reform Subcommittee; Duggan; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bush; Fischer; Roth; Sprowls

Direct Health Care Agreements; Expanding the scope of direct primary care agreements that are exempt from the Florida Insurance Code and renaming them direct health care agreements.

Current status:  Signed by the Governor on June 18, 2019.  Chapter 2019-105, Laws of Florida.

CS/CS/HB 23: Telehealth

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee; Ways and Means Committee; Yarborough; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Avila; Donalds; Grant, M; Leek; Mercado; Rodrigues, R; Roth; Sprowls

Telehealth; Establishing standards of practice for telehealth providers; authorizing certain telehealth providers to use telehealth to prescribe certain controlled substances under specified circumstances; providing registration requirements for out-of-state telehealth providers, etc.

Current Status: Signed by the Governor on June 25, 2019.  Chapter 2019-137, Laws of Florida.

CS/HB 19: Prescription Drug Importation Programs

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee; Leek; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Avila; Fische; Rodrigues, R.; Rommel; Roth; Sprowls

Prescription Drug Importation Programs; Requiring the Agency for Health Care Administration to establish the Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program; authorizing a Canadian supplier to export drugs into this state under the program under certain circumstances; establishing an international export pharmacy permit for participation in the International Prescription Drug Importation Program; authorizing the department to inspect international export pharmacy permittees; providing that the importation of a prescription drug under the International Prescription Drug Importation Program is not a prohibited act under that chapter; requiring the agency, in collaboration with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Department of Health, to negotiate a federal arrangement to operate a pilot program for importing prescription drugs into this state, etc.

Current status:  Signed by the Governor on June 11, 2019.  Chapter 2019-99, Laws of Florida.

CS/HB 843: Health Care

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee; Rodriguez, A.M.; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Grant, M.; Leek

Health Care ; Establishing the Dental Student Loan Repayment Program to support dentists who practice in public health programs located in certain underserved areas; requiring the Department of Health to establish the Donated Dental Services Program to provide comprehensive dental care to certain eligible individuals; requiring a hospital to notify a patient's primary care provider within a specified timeframe after the patient's admission; requiring a licensed facility, upon placing a patient on observation status, to immediately notify the patient of such status using a specified form; prohibiting certain health maintenance organizations from employing step-therapy protocols under certain circumstances, etc.

Current status:  Signed by the Governor on June 25, 2019.  Chapter 2019-138, Laws of Florida.

SB 7107: Controlled Substances

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee; Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Sabatina

Controlled Substances; Schedules certain drug product containing cannabidiol to Schedule V.

Current status:  Signed by the Governor on June 28. 2019.  Chapter 2019-166, Laws of Florida..

 

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