Florida - 2021 Legislation

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Convenes: March 2, 2021
Adjourns: April 30, 2021


HB 9

SYNOPSIS: Protecting Consumers Against Pandemic-related Fraud: Defines "personal protective equipment"; prohibits dissemination of false or misleading information relating to personal protective equipment with specified intent; prohibits dissemination of false or misleading vaccine information with specified intent; authorizes state attorney or statewide prosecutor to prosecute violation; authorizes AG to seek civil remedies.

STATUS: Filed 1/7, Favorable by Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee 1/14, Favorable with CS by Judiciary Committee, 1st Reading 3/2, Passed House 113-0

AmSA POSITION: Support

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SB 1608

SYNOPSIS: Protecting Consumers Against Pandemic-related Fraud; Defining the term “personal protective equipment”; prohibiting a person from knowingly and willfully making a materially false or misleading statement or disseminating false or misleading information, with the intent to defraud, relating to personal protective equipment under certain circumstances with specified intent; prohibiting a person from knowingly and willfully making a materially false or misleading statement or disseminating false or misleading information, with the intent to defraud, regarding the availability of or access to certain vaccines under certain circumstances with specified intent, etc.

STATUS: Filed 2/24, Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules 3/2

AmSA POSITION: Support

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SB 634

SYNOPSIS: Dementia-related Staff Training; Citing this act as the "Florida Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Training Act"; requiring certain entities, as a condition of licensure, to provide specified dementia-related training for new employees within a specified timeframe; requiring annual dementia-related training for certain employees; providing that such additional training counts toward a certified nursing assistant’s total annual training; authorizing certain health care practitioners to count certain continuing education hours toward the dementia-related training requirements under certain circumstances, etc.

STATUS: Filed 1/13, Referred to Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations 1/28, Introduced 3/2, CS by Health Policy; YEAS 9 NAYS 0, 3/10,CS by Health Policy read 1st time 3/11, Now in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs 3/12

AmSA POSITION: Support.

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SB 874

SYNOPSIS: Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness; Requiring the Department of Health, in collaboration with the Department of Elderly Affairs and the Alzheimer’s Association, to consolidate and disseminate certain information to certain health care practitioners for a specified purpose, etc.

STATUS: Filed 1/27, Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations 2/4, Introduced 3/2, On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 03/17/21, 9:00 am

AmSA POSITION: Referred to AmSA Study Committee.

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