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FMA- Watchlist

Current as of: 2/17/22

2022 FMA BILL WATCH LIST

Title 

Bill # Sponsor

Position

Comm of Ref

AdoptedAmend

Action

Notes

Telehealth

HB 17

Fabricio

Support

Professions & Public Health Subcommittee (17-0); Health & Human Services Committee (20-0)

 

HOUSE Bill added to Special Order Calendar (2/9/2022)

HOUSE Temporarily Postponed on Second Reading

Revises prohibition on prescribing controlled substances through use of telehealth to include only specified controlled substances. Effective Date: July 1, 2022

SB 312

Diaz

Health Policy (10-0); Banking and Insurance (10-0); Rules (15-0)

 

Passed (Vote: 36 Yeas / 0 Nays)

HOUSE Temporarily Postponed on Second Reading (2/9/2022)

Revising the definition of the term “telehealth”; narrowing the prohibition on prescribing controlled substances through telehealth to include only specified controlled substances, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022

Covid Liability Protection

HB 7021

HHS

Support

HHS (15-5); Judiciary Committee (15-5)

 

Substituted for SB 7014; Laid on Table, Refer to SB 7014

 Extends duration of liability protections from COVID-19-related claims against health care providers. Effective Date: upon becoming a law

SB 7014

Judiciary

Judiciary (7-4); Rules (11-5)

 

Passed (Vote: 22 Yeas / 13 Nays); Immediately certified; Passed (Vote: 87 Yeas / 31 Nays)

SENATE enrolled

Extending the duration of liability protections from COVID-19-related claims against health care providers, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law

Emergency Care for Minors

HB 817

Massullo

Support

Professions & Public Health Subcommittee (16-0); Health & Human Services Committee (20-0)

 

HOUSE Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

Removes requirement that emergency medical care or treatment to minor without parental consent be administered in hospital or college health service. Effective Date: July 1, 2022

SB 1114

Bradley

Judiciary (8-0); Health Policy (10-0); Rules

   

Deleting the requirement that emergency medical care or treatment by physicians and emergency medical personnel without parental consent be provided only in specified settings, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022

Psychologists Prescribing

HB 319

Alexander

Oppose

Professions & Public Health Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee

   

Requires Board of Psychology to certify specified psychologists to exercise prescriptive authority; requires board to develop procedures & adopt rules relating to prescriptive authority certification; requires each applicant for renewal to complete continuing education; requires prescribing psychologist who is authorized to prescribe controlled substances to file his or her federal Drug Enforcement Administration registration number; requires Board of Psychology to transmit specified information to the Board of Pharmacy. Effective Date: July 1, 2022

SB 540

Brandes

Health Policy; Appropriations; Rules

   

Requiring the Board of Psychology to certify certain psychologists to exercise prescriptive authority; authorizing certified psychologists to use their prescriptive authority in accordance with rules adopted by the board; requiring prescribing psychologists who are authorized to prescribe controlled substances to file specified information with the board within a specified timeframe; requiring the board to submit a list of prescribing psychologists, including specified information, to the Board of Pharmacy, etc. Effective Date: 10/1/2022

Collaborative Practice in Health Care (CRNA bill)

HB 437

Rommel

Oppose

Professions & Public Health Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee

   

Authorizes advanced practice registered nurse who is certified as registered nurse anesthetist to administer anesthesia in collaboration with specified licensed physicians; revises general functions certified nurse anesthetist may perform in collaboration with specified licensed health care practitioners. Effective Date: July 1, 2022

SB 986

Diaz

Health Policy; Appropriations; Rules

   

Specifying that certified registered nurse anesthetists administering anesthesia in hospital settings must be working in collaboration with, rather than under the direction of, certain health care practitioners; exempting certified registered nurse anesthetists from specified protocol requirements under certain circumstances; authorizing certified registered nurse anesthetists to perform specified functions in collaboration with, rather than pursuant to an established protocol under, certain health care practitioners, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022

Access to Cancer Drugs/Prior Auth

HB 633

Tant

Support

Finance & Facilities Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Health & Human Services Committee

   

Prohibits health insurers & HMOs from requiring, before providing prescription drug coverage for treatment of stage 4 metastatic cancer & associated conditions, that treatment have failed with different drug; prohibits insurers & HMOs from excluding coverage for certain drugs on certain grounds; prohibits insurers & HMOs from requiring home infusion for certain cancer treatment drugs or that certain cancer treatment drugs be sent to certain entities for home infusion unless certain condition is met; specifies requirement for prior authorization form; specifies requirements for, & restrictions on, health insurers & pharmacy benefits managers relating to prior authorization information, requirements, restrictions, & changes; specifies timeframes in which prior authorization requests must be authorized or denied & patient & patient's provider must be notified. Effective Date: January 1, 2023

SB 564

Harrell

Banking and Insurance; Health Policy; Appropriations

   

Prohibiting health maintenance organizations from excluding coverage for certain cancer treatment drugs; prohibiting insurers and health maintenance organizations from excluding coverage for certain drugs on certain grounds; specifying a requirement for the prior authorization form adopted by the Financial Services Commission by rule; specifying requirements for, and restrictions on, health insurers and pharmacy benefits managers relating to prior authorization information, requirements, restrictions, and changes, etc. Effective Date: 1/1/2023

Clinician-administered Drugs (White/brown bagging)

   

Support, add physician practices

       

SB 748

 

Banking and Insurance; Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; Appropriations

   

Prohibiting specified insurer practices related to reimbursements, payment, access, dispensing, or coverage of clinician-administered drugs, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022

Step Therapy Protocols

HB 459

Willhite

Support

Finance & Facilities Subcommittee (15-0); Health & Human Services Committee (19-0)

 

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

Revises circumstances under which step-therapy protocols may not be required; requires health insurers & HMOs to publish on their websites & provide to their insureds & subscribers specified information; provides requirements for procedures for requests & appeals of denials of protocol exemptions; provides requirements for authorizations & denials of protocol exemption requests; authorizes health insurers & HMOs to request specified documentation.

SB 730

Harrell

Banking and Insurance (11-0); Health Policy (10-0); Rules

   

 Revising the circumstances under which step-therapy protocols may not be required; requiring health insurers to publish on their websites and provide to their insureds specified information; revising the circumstances under which step-therapy protocols may not be required; providing requirements for procedures for requests and appeals of denials of protocol exemptions, etc.

Wrongful Dealth

HB 6011

Roach

Oppose

Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee (13-5); Judiciary Committee

   

Authorizes parents of adult children to recover damages for mental pain and suffering in medical negligence suits. Effective Date: July 1, 2022

SB 262

Rodriquez, A

Judiciary (TPd); Banking and Insurance; Rules

   

Deleting a provision prohibiting parents of an adult child from recovering damages for mental pain and suffering in a medical negligence suit, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022

Medical Specialty Designations (ology)

HB 861

Massullo

Support

Professions & Public Health Subcommittee (14-4); Health & Human Services Committee (18-3)

 

Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

Provides that using term designating certain medical specialty is grounds for disciplinary action. Effective Date: July 1, 2022

SB 1192

Rodriquez, A

Health Policy; Education; Rules

   

 Prohibiting health care practitioners from using certain medical specialty designations in connection with their credentials unless they are qualified or authorized to do so; requiring the Department of Health to enforce such prohibition; vesting the department with specified enforcement authority, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022

Invalid Restrictive Covenants in Health Care

HB 1449

Tuck

Monitor

Finance & Facilities Subcommittee; Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee

   

Specifies certain restrictive covenants in employment agreements between physicians & hospitals do not support legitimate business interest; authorizes party to employment agreement to elect to have mutually agreed upon arbitrator make specified binding determination. Effective Date: July 1, 2022

SB 842

Brodeur

Commerce and Tourism (10-0); Health Policy (7-3); Rules

   

Defining the terms “hospital” and “physician”; specifying that certain restrictive covenants in employment agreements between physicians and hospitals do not support a legitimate business interest; authorizing a party to an employment agreement to elect to have a mutually agreed upon arbitrator make a specified binding determination, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2022

PIP

HB 1525

Grall

Monitor

Civil Justice & Property Rights Subcommittee (15-3); Judiciary Committee

   

Repeals Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law; revises liability insurance requirements for motor vehicle dealer applicants, recreational vehicle dealer license applicants, & motor vehicle owners or operators; revises financial responsibility requirements for owners or lessees of for-hire passenger transportation vehicles; revises requirements for motor vehicle liability insurance policies relating to coverage, & exclusion from coverage, for certain drivers & vehicles; revises minimum net worth requirements to qualify certain persons as self-insurers; specifies persons whom medical payments coverage must protect; specifies minimum medical expense limits; specifies coverage options that insurer is required & authorized to offer; revises insurance requirements for transportation network company drivers. Effective Date: July 1, 2023

SB 150

Burgess

Banking and Insurance (10-1); Judiciary; Rules

   

Repealing provisions which comprise the Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law; revising the motor vehicle insurance coverages that an applicant must show to register certain vehicles with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; revising minimum coverage requirements for proof of financial responsibility for specified motor vehicles; revising requirements for motor vehicle liability insurance policies relating to coverage, and exclusion from coverage, for certain drivers and vehicles; revising coverages that may provide for a reduction in motor vehicle insurance policy premium charges under certain circumstances, etc. APPROPRIATION: $83,651 Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1, 2023

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