Florida - 2022 Legislation

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Convenes: January 11, 2022
Adjourns: March 11, 2022


SB312

SYNOPSIS: Telehealth; Revising the definition of the term “telehealth”; narrowing the prohibition on prescribing controlled substances through telehealth to include only specified controlled substances, etc.

STATUS: Introduced 1/22, Favorable in Rules Committee 15-0, Placed on calendar, Read for 3rd time passed 36-0, Transferred to House 1/27, Read for 2nd time 2/27, Read for 3rd time approved 37-0 1/27, Referred to House calendar 2/3, 1st reading 2/3, Substituted for HB 17 2/22, Read for 3rd time approved 114-0 2/24, Message sent to Senate, Concurred in 1 amendment, Passed Senate as amended 37-0 3/11 Ordered engrossed, then enrolled

AmSA POSITION: Support

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SB330

SYNOPSIS: Authorizing Medicaid to reimburse providers for certain remote evaluation and patient monitoring services.

STATUS: Filed 9/23, Referred Health policy, Appropriations, Subcommittee HHS Appropriations 10/13, Favorable by Health Policy 10-0 11/3, Introduced 1/11, Indefinitely postponed 3/12, Died in Appropriations Subcommittee 3/13

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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SB718

SYNOPSIS: Patient Care in Health Care Facilities; Revising provisions relating to medications and devices with which unlicensed individuals may assist patients in self-administration under certain circumstances; specifying staffing requirements for advanced life support ambulances during interfacility transfers; revising the list of medications that a registered nurse may delegate the administration of to a certified nursing assistant or home health aide.

STATUS: Introduction 1/11 Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations; Rules, Favorable in House Policy 9-0, Appropriations 1/27, Favorable in Appropriations 20-0, Approved in Rules 17-0 3/1, Read for 1st time 3/3, Substituted HB 469, Laid on the table

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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SB742

SYNOPSIS: Pharmacies and Pharmacy Benefit Managers; Requiring that certain pharmacies be included in managed care plan pharmacy networks; requiring managed care plans to publish the Agency for Health Care Administration’s preferred drug list, rather than any prescribed drug formulary; providing requirements for managed care plans using pharmacy benefit managers; requiring the Office of Insurance Regulation to examine pharmacy benefit managers under certain circumstances; authorizing the Office of Insurance Regulation to suspend or revoke a pharmacy benefit manager’s registration or impose a fine for specified violations.

STATUS: Introduced 1/11, Referred to Banking and Insurance; Health Policy; Appropriations, Indefinitely postponed 3/12, Died in Banking and Insurance

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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SB804

SYNOPSIS: Synopsis: Modernization of Nursing Home Facility Staffing; Specifying functions that do not constitute direct care staffing hours for purposes of required nursing home staffing ratios; revising nursing home staffing requirements; requiring nursing home facilities to maintain and report staffing information consistent with federal law.

STATUS: Introduced 1/11, Referred to Health Policy; Community Affairs; Rules, Health Policy Committee, Approved in Health Policy 9-1, Approved in Rules 12-4 3/1, Paced on calendar 2nd reading, Placed on Special Order 3/2, Retained on Special Order 3/3, Substituted HB1239, Laid on table 3/4

AmSA POSITION:Support

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SB944

SYNOPSIS: Synopsis: Online Marketplace Transparency; Requiring online marketplaces to require high-volume third-party sellers using their service to provide certain information to the online marketplace within a specified timeframe; requiring the online marketplace to suspend certain sellers who do not provide such a certification or updated information; requiring online marketplaces to disclose certain.

STATUS: Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Community Affairs, On Committee Agenda 1/18, Favorable Community Affairs 9-0 1/25, Rules 1/26, Rules approved 17-0, Placed on calendar 2nd reading 3/2, Specail ordder 3/3, Read 2nd time 3/2, Read 3rd time approved in Senate 38-1 3/3, House messages 3/3, Indefinitely postponed 3/12, Died in Messages 3/14

AmSA POSITION: Support

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SB988

SYNOPSIS: Synopsis: Patient Visitation Rights; Citing this act as the "No Patient Left Alone Act"; requiring providers to allow clients to receive visitors during their admission; requiring providers to develop certain alternative visitation protocols if providers have to restrict public access to their facilities for health or safety concerns; authorizing providers to require visitors to adhere to specified infection control protocols; authorizing providers to refuse visitation to a visitor who does not pass a health screening or refuses to comply with the provider’s infection control protocols; requiring providers to submit their visitation policies to the Agency for Health Care Administration by a specified date for approval, etc.

STATUS: Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriation, Introduced 1/11, On committee agenda, Approved 7-0, Appropriations HHS Subcommittee 1/18, Appropriations HHS Sub Favorable 11-0 2/2, Appropriations 2/2, Favorable in Appropriations 18-0 2/28, Placed on calendar 2nd reading 3/2, Read 2nd time 3/4, Approved in Senate 37-0 3/4, Referred to House calendar 3/7, Read for 2nd time, placed on 3rd reading calendar 3/8, Read for 3rd time and passed House 115-2 3/9, Ordered enrolled 3/10

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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SB1100

SYNOPSIS: Synopsis: Prescription Drug Coverage; Requiring individual and group health insurers to provide notice of prescription drug formulary changes within a certain timeframe to current and prospective insureds and the insureds’ treating physicians; requiring small employer carriers to comply with certain requirements for prescription drug formulary changes; providing an exception to requirements relating to changes in a health maintenance organization’s group contract; requiring health maintenance organizations to provide notice of prescription drug formulary changes within a certain timeframe to current and prospective subscribers and the subscribers’ treating physicians.

STATUS: Referred to Banking and Insurance; Health Policy; Appropriations, Introduction 1/11, Indefinitely postponed 3/12, Died in Banking and Insurance 3/114

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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SB1290

SYNOPSIS: Synopsis: Patient-specific Drug Coverage Transparency; Authorizing patients to request, and requiring ordering or prescribing health care providers to provide, real-time, patient-specific information regarding prescription drug benefits, coverage, and costs for a specified purpose; authorizing health care providers to provide such information to patients regardless of whether a request is made; requiring insurers to provide specified information to health care providers.

STATUS: Referred to Health Policy; Banking and Insurance; Rules, Introduced 1/11, Indefinitely postponed 3/12, Died in Health Policy 3/14

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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SB1532

SYNOPSIS: Synopsis: Nursing Home Facility Quality Assessments; Exempting certain nursing home facility providers from quality assessments.

STATUS: Filed 1/5, Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations, Indefinitely postponed 3/12, Died in Health Policy 3/14

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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SB1564

SYNOPSIS: Synopsis:Telephone Solicitation; Revising the definitions of the terms “prior express written consent” and “unsolicited telephonic sales call”; revising the limitations on making unsolicited telephonic sales calls, etc.

STATUS: Filed 1/22, Referred to Commerce and Tourism 1/12, Introduced 1/18, On Committee Agenda 1/24, Approved in Commerce and Tourism 10-0 1/24, Referred to Regulated Industries Committee and approved 6-0 2/8, Referred to Rules, Approved in Rules 15-2 2/15, Placed on Special Order Calendar 2/16, Placed on Special Order Calendar 2/17, Read 2nd time 2/23, Read 3rd time passed Senate 38-1, House messages 2/23, Indefinitely postponed 3/12, Died inMessGES 3/14

AmSA POSITION: Support

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SB1574

SYNOPSIS: Synopsis:Prescription Drug Price Transparency; Prohibiting permits for prescription drug manufacturers and nonresident prescription drug manufacturers and for certain wholesale distributors of prescription drugs from being renewed unless specified requirements are met; providing reporting requirements for certain entities that engage in wholesale distributions of prescription drugs; providing requirements for notifications by manufacturers of prescription drug price increases under certain circumstances; providing additional requirements for contracts between pharmacy benefit managers and individual health insurers, group health insurers, and health maintenance organizations, respectively, etc. g the limitations on making unsolicited telephonic sales calls, etc.

STATUS: Filed 1/6, Referred Banking and Insurance 1/12, Introduced 1/18, Indefinitely postponed 3/12, Died in Banking and Insurance

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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SB1596

SYNOPSIS: Synopsis:Nursing Home Accountability; Requiring licensed nursing home facilities to comply with certain rules adopted by the Agency for Health Care Administration; requiring nursing home facilities to pay any excess Medicaid revenue to the agency by a specified date under certain circumstances; prohibiting nursing home facilities from using more than a specified percentage of Medicaid funding on executive and managerial salaries; requiring each nursing home facility to post certain maximum rates charged at the facility on its Internet website and update the rates annually; specifying that a nursing home’s or its home office’s actual financial experience is its audited actual experience for purposes of financial reporting, etc.

STATUS: Filed 1/6, Referred to Health Policy Committee 1/12 Appropriations Sub Committee Health and Human Services Passed, Indefinitely postponed 3/12, Died in Health Policy

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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SB1864

SYNOPSIS: Synopsis:Consumer Data Privacy; Creating the "Florida Privacy Protection Act"; requiring controllers that collect consumer personal information to provide certain information to the consumer; providing that consumers have the right to opt out of the sale and processing of their personal information by controllers; prohibiting controllers from selling the personal information of consumers younger than a specified age without express authorization from the consumer or the consumer’s parent or guardian under certain circumstances; specifying violations that are enforceable by the Department of Legal Affairs under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act; revising the purposes for which the Legal Affairs Revolving Trust Fund may be used to include enforcement of the Florida Privacy Protection Act by the Attorney General, etc.

STATUS: Referred to Tourism Committee 1/12, Introduced 1/18, Indefinitely postponed 3/12, Died in Commerce and Tourism 3/14

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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HB9

SYNOPSIS: Requires collectors to provide notice to consumers about data collection, sharing, & selling practices; provides consumers right to request data be disclosed, deleted, or corrected & to opt-in or opt-out of sale or sharing of such data; provides nondiscrimination measures, methods for requesting data & opting-in or opting-out of sale or sharing of such data, private cause of action, enforcement, & jurisdiction; preempts regulation of consumer date collection, sharing, & selling to the state.

STATUS: Filed 1/11, first reading 1/11, Referred to Commerce Committee 1/12, Referred Judiciary Committee 1/12, Reported out of Commerce Committee 2/10, Filed 2/11, 1st reading 2/14 and referred to Judiciary Committee, Approved in Judiciary, 2/23, 1st reading 2/24, Read for 2nd time 3/1, Approved in House 103-8, Referred to Senate Judiciary 3/2, Indefinitely postponed 3/12, Died in Judiciary 3/14

AmSA POSITION: Support

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HB809

SYNOPSIS: Exempts certain nursing home facility providers from quality assessments.

STATUS: Filed 12/1, Referred to Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, Health & Human Services Committee, Appropriations, Appropriations subcommittee, First reading 1/11, Indefinitely postponed 3/12, Died in Health Care Appropriation Subcommittee

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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HB1237

SYNOPSIS: Provides certain requirements for nursing home facilities; authorizes use of excess Medicaid revenue collected from nursing home facilities to fund initiatives that improve quality of care or quality of life for residents; requires nursing home facilities to post certain information on their Internet websites; requires nursing homes & their home offices to annually file with AHCA their audited actual experience for purposes of financial reporting.

STATUS: Filed 1/6, First reading 1/11, Referred to Finance & Facilities Subcommittee. Health and Human Services 1/12, Referred to Health Care Appropriations Committee, Now in Finance and Facilities Subcommittee 1/12, Indefinitely postponed 3/12, Died in Finance and Facilities 3/14

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA study committee.

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HB1239

SYNOPSIS: Nursing Home Facility Staffing Requirements; Specifies functions that do not constitute direct care staffing hours for purposes of required nursing home staffing ratios; revises nursing home staffing requirements; requires nursing home facilities to maintain & report staffing information consistent with federal law.

STATUS: Filed 1/6, First reading 1/11, Referred to Finance & Facilities Subcommittee, Health care appropriations subcommittee, Health and Human Services Committee, Finance & Facilities Subcommittee, 1st reading 2/10, Favorable Health Care Appropriations Committee 2/14, Now in Health and Human Services Committee 2/14, Approved in HEalth and Huan SErvices Committee 2/23, 1sr reading 2/24, Read for 2nd time 3/3, Added to 3rd reading calendar 3/3, Read for 3rd time Passed as amended 80-31 3/4, Referred to Senate Rules 3/4, Substituted and placed on 3rd reading, Read for 3rd time passed Senate 28-9 3/7, ordered enrolled 3/9

AmSA POSITION: Support

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HB1239

SYNOPSIS: Nursing Home Facility Staffing Requirements; Specifies functions that do not constitute direct care staffing hours for purposes of required nursing home staffing ratios; revises nursing home staffing requirements; requires nursing home facilities to maintain & report staffing information consistent with federal law.

STATUS: Filed 1/6, First reading 1/11, Referred to Finance & Facilities Subcommittee, Health care appropriations subcommittee, Health and Human Services Committee, Finance & Facilities Subcommittee, 1st reading 2/10, Favorable Health Care Appropriations Committee 2/14, Now in Health and Human Services Committee 2/14

AmSA POSITION: Support

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HB1507

SYNOPSIS: Requires DOEA or its designee to provide education & training regarding Alzheimer's disease & related forms of dementia; provides requirements for education, training, & covered providers & their employees; revises & provides staff training requirements for nursing homes, home health agencies, facilities providing special care for certain persons, assisted living facilities, adult family-care homes, adult day care centers, specialized Alzheimer's services adult day care centers, nurse registries, & companion & homemaker service providers.

STATUS: Filed 1/10, 1st reading 1/11, referred Finance & Facilities, Health and Human Services 1/16, Reported out of Finance and Facilities Subcommittee, Filed 2/7, 1st reading 2/9, Referred to Health & Human Services Committee 2/9, Approved in Health and Human Services 2/24, 1st reading 2/24, Indefinitely postponed 3/12, Died on Second reading calendar

AmSA POSITION: Support

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SB1572

SYNOPSIS: Creating the “Florida Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Training and Education Act”; requiring the Department of Elderly Affairs to offer certain dementia-related education to the public; requiring the department or its designee to make a record of the completion of the training; providing that an employee does not have to repeat such training after changing employment to another covered provider; authorizing the department or its designee to approve training providers and curricula and maintain a list of approved providers, etc.

STATUS: Filed 1/5, Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations, Introduced 1/18, Approved in Health Policy 9-0, Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services 2/11, Health Policy Read for 1st time 2/18, Indefinitely postponed 3/12, Died in Appropriations Subcommittee

AmSA POSITION: Support

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