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Legislative Issues

2020 Florida Legislative Session

Last Updated: 09/04/19

 

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Bill No. Summary Status FPA Position

 

HB 25

Cannabis Offenses

Sponsor: Jones

Would reduce criminal penalties for possession of limited amounts of cannabis & products containing limited amounts of THC.

 Filed 

 

HB 41

SB 180

Conversion Therapy

House Sponsor: Grieco

Senate Sponsor: Rodriguez

Would prohibit certain licensed practitioners from practicing or performing conversion therapy on an individual who is less than 18 years of age.

HB Filed 

SB Filed

 
SB 58

Prescription Drug Donation Repository

Sponsor: Book

Would allow the Department of Health to contract with third-party vendors to facilitate the collection of donated prescription drugs and supplies and their re-dispersion to patients; the types of medications and supplies and eligible donors and patients for the program are defined in the bill. A registry of participating repositories and available donated medications will be maintain. Donated medications can not be resold.

 

Referred to:

Health Policy

Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services

Appropriations 

 
HB 59

Automated Pharmacy Systems

Sponsor: Willhite

Would authorize community pharmacies to use automated pharmacy systems for outpatient dispensing of medications not listed as schedule II - V in locations that do not employee a full-time pharmacist. These medications must be included as part of the inventory of the controlling community pharmacy. The Board of Pharmacy is required to adopt these rules.

Filed 

 
SB 64

Exemptions from School-Entry Health Requirements

Sponsor: Book

Would remove exemptions from school-entry health examinations and immunization requirements for religious reasons.

Referred to:

Health Policy

Education

Rules

 

HB 77

SB 66

Student Loans and Scholarship Obligations of Healthcare Practitioners

HB Sponsor: Goff-Marcil

SB Sponsor: Cruz 

Would establish that a healthcare practitioner’s failure to repay a student loan or to comply with service scholarship obligations does not constitute grounds for disciplinary action.

HB Filed

SB Referred to:

Health Policy

Appropriations Subcommittee on Education

Appropriations 

 
SB 98

Medical Marijuana Identification Cards for Service-Disabled Veterans 

Sponsor: Cruz

Would prohibit the Department of Health from charging a fee for the issuance, replacement, or renewal of an identification card for the medical use of marijuana for a service-disabled veteran or his/her caregiver if a specified form is included with the identification card application.

Referred to:

Health Policy

Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services

Appropriations

 

SB 100

HB 57

Dispensing Medicinal Drugs

Senate Sponsor: Harrell

House Sponsor: Willhite 

Would authorize individuals licensed to prescribe medicinal drugs to dispense a 48-hour supply, rather than a 24-hour supply, of such drugs to any patient, including a discharged patient, under certain circumstances, and allows for a 72-hour supply if a state of emergency has been declared in the area.

HB Filed

SB Referred to:

Health Policy

Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services

Appropriations

 

HB 109

SB 116

Prescription Insulin Drugs

House Sponsor: Casello, Duran

Senate Sponsor: Cruz

Would require individual and group health insurance policies, respectively, to cap an insured’s monthly (30-day supply) cost-sharing obligation for covered prescription insulin drugs at a specified amount regardless of the type of insulin.

HB filed

SB Referred to:

Banking and Insurance

Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government

Appropriations

 
SB 120

Naloxone in Schools

Sponsor: Pizzo

Would authorize a public school to purchase a supply of the opioid antagonist naloxone and require the school district to adopt a protocol for the administration of naloxone; would establish that a school district and its employees and agents and the physician who provides the protocol are not liable for any injury arising from the administration of the naloxone pursuant to the protocol.

A licensed physician would be required to develop the policy for the entire district. Each school would purchase naloxone from a wholesaler. Medication would be stored in a secured location on campus (i.e. school nurse/clinic). Examples of other states: a Maryland school district paid $12,500 for their 125 schools to carry two doses in their school clinic. 

Referred to:

Education

Health Policy

Rules

 

HB 113

SB 172

Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act

House Sponsor: Roach

Senate Sponsor: Bradley

An act relating to the Florida Drug and Cosmetic Act amending s. 499.002 preempting the regulation of over-the-counter proprietary drugs or cosmetics to the state. New language would read "Notwithstanding any other law or local ordinance or regulation to the contrary, the regulation of over-the-counter proprietary drugs and cosmetics is expressly preempted to the state."

HB Filed

SB Filed

 
SB 204

Delivery of Nursing Services

Sponsor: Braynon

Creating the “Florida Hospital Patient Protection Act”; requiring that each health care facility implement a staffing plan that provides minimum direct care registered nurse staffing levels; prohibiting a health care facility from assigning unlicensed personnel to perform functions or tasks that should be performed by a licensed or registered nurse; requiring a direct care registered nurse to initiate action or to change a decision or an activity relating to a patient’s health care under certain circumstances; prohibiting a health care facility from interfering with the right of direct care registered nurses to organize, bargain collectively, and engage in concerted activity under a federal act.

Filed   

 

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