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FNPN 2019 Legislative Report #3

Posted 4 months ago by Regina Pommer

February 8, 2019

FNPN 2019 Legislative Report #3

THIS WEEK IN REVIEW:

This week marks the end of the 3rd committee week of 2019. The House Appropriations Committee and Senate Appropriations Committee and Subcommittees received a presentation about the Governor’s proposed 2019-2020 budget. The total budget proposal is recommended to amount to $91.3 billion. The budget outlines administering a $335 million tax cut for families in Florida and an approximately $300 million property tax cut. Other inclusions in the budget consisted of allocating $625 million for Florida’s water resource protection and Everglades preservation, $1.9 billion for Hurricane and disaster recovery, as well as allocations towards addressing the opioid crisis, education, and Florida’s infrastructure and workforce.

The Governor has pushed for a new program that will benefit public school teachers and principals totaling up to $422 million. This expanded bonus program has been pushed in hopes to improve Florida’s education system. It addresses solving the shortage of teachers in Florida’s education system as well as solving the current concerns regarding aspects of the current teacher bonus program. An additional $10 million will be targeted annually for teacher recruitment.

Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried announced Florida’s first Director of Cannabis. Holly Bell’s role will consist of overseeing Florida’s medical marijuana program as well as managing rules and policy-establishment for edibles as well as being an advocate for patients.

Senate Bill 104 on the Prescription Drug Repository Program is now waiting to be heard in the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. Senate Bill 188 on the Department of Health is on the agenda to be heard on Monday, February 11th by the Health Policy Committee.

There are approximately 1,100 bills that have been filed, with more coming out drafting every day. The House member project bill deadline was this Monday at 5pm. So far, projects totaling $1,433,090,919 in funds have been requested however not all requests have come out of drafting at this time. The next committee week will begin Monday, February 11th through Friday, February 15th. Regular Session will convene on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019.

FNPN SPECIFIC ISSUES
On the following pages you will find what we are following

H59 Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program Yarborough
Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program: Creates Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program within DOH; provides criteria & conditions for donation of prescription drugs & supplies from certain authorized entities for dispensing to eligible patients; authorizes DOH to establish direct-support organization; authorizes Governor to waive program patient eligibility requirements during declared state of emergency. Effective Date: July 1, 2019
11/28/2018
HOUSE Filed
1/3/2019
HOUSE Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
1/3/2019
HOUSE Now in Health Quality Subcommittee

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SB 104 Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program (Book)

02/06/2019
SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services

SB 80 Medical Malpractice Stargel
Medical Malpractice; Specifying how to calculate damages in certain personal injury or wrongful death actions; prohibiting admission of specified information relating to costs of medical or health care as evidence in such actions; providing applicability, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
11/20/2018
SENATE Filed
12/13/2018
SENATE Referred to Judiciary; Banking and Insurance; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations

HB 81 Testing for and Treatment of Influenza and Streptococcus Plasencia
Testing for and Treatment of Influenza and Streptococcus: Requires specified licensed pharmacists to report certain information to DOH; authorizes pharmacists to test for & treat influenza & streptococcus & provides requirements relating thereto; requires that written protocol between pharmacist & supervising physician contain certain information, terms, & conditions; requires Board of Pharmacy to adopt rules; requires pharmacist to notify patient's primary care provider within specified period after providing testing or treatment. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
12/6/2018
HOUSE Filed
12/14/2018
HOUSE Withdrawn prior to introduction

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SB 300 Testing for and Treatment of Influenza and Streptococcus (Brandes)
01/25/2019
SENATE Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations; Rules

Identical
HB 111 Testing for and Treatment of Influenza and Streptococcus (Plasencia)
01/03/2019
HOUSE Now in Health Quality Subcommittee

SB 104 Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program Book
Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program; Creating the “Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program Act”; creating the program within the Department of Health; authorizing the department to contract with a third-party vendor to administer the program; providing inspection, inventory, and storage requirements for centralized and local repositories; authorizing the department to establish a direct-support organization to provide assistance, funding, and promotional support for program activities; authorizing the Governor to waive program patient eligibility requirements during a declared state of emergency, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2019
2/4/2019
SENATE Favorable with CS by Health Policy; 10 Yeas, 0 Nays
2/5/2019
SENATE Committee Substitute Text (C1) Filed
2/6/2019
SENATE Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services

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HB 59 Prescription Drug Donation Repository Program (Yarborough)
01/03/2019
HOUSE Now in Health Quality Subcommittee
HB 111 Testing for and Treatment of Influenza and Streptococcus Plasencia
Testing for and Treatment of Influenza and Streptococcus: Requires specified licensed pharmacists to report certain information to DOH; authorizes pharmacists to test for & treat influenza & streptococcus & provides requirements relating thereto; requires that written protocol between pharmacist & supervising physician contain certain information, terms, & conditions; requires Board of Pharmacy to adopt rules; requires pharmacist to notify patient's primary care provider within specified period after providing testing or treatment. Effective Date: upon becoming a law
12/18/2018
HOUSE Filed
1/3/2019
HOUSE Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
1/3/2019
HOUSE Now in Health Quality Subcommittee

Similar
SB 300 Testing for and Treatment of Influenza and Streptococcus (Brandes)
01/25/2019
SENATE Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations; Rules
Identical
HB 81 Testing for and Treatment of Influenza and Streptococcus (Plasencia)
12/14/2018
HOUSE Withdrawn prior to introduction

SB 188 Department of Health Harrell
Department of Health; Revising health care practitioner licensure application requirements; revising licensure requirements for a person seeking licensure or certification as an osteopathic physician; revising requirements for examinations of dental hygienists; revising athletic trainer licensure requirements; revising qualifications for licensure as a massage therapist; revising requirements for licensure by endorsement or certification for specified professions, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2019
1/31/2019
SENATE Filed
2/1/2019
SENATE Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations
2/4/2019
SENATE On Committee agenda - Health Policy, 02/11/19, 2:30 pm, 412 K

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HB 247 Marriage and Family Therapists (Mercado)
01/23/2019
HOUSE Now in Health Quality Subcommittee
HB 509 Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors (Gregory)
01/30/2019
HOUSE Now in Health Quality Subcommittee

HB 231 Delivery of Nursing Services Watson (B)
Delivery of Nursing Services: Creates "Florida Hospital Patient Protection Act"; requires health care facilities to implement staffing plan that provides minimum direct care registered nurse staffing levels; prohibits health care facility from assigning unlicensed personnel to perform functions or tasks that should be performed by licensed or registered nurses; requires AHCA to post on its website information regarding health care facilities on which civil penalties have been imposed. Effective Date: July 1, 2019
1/10/2019
HOUSE Filed
1/16/2019
HOUSE Referred to Health Market Reform Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
1/16/2019
HOUSE Now in Health Market Reform Subcommittee
Identical

SB 644 Delivery of Nursing Services (Braynon II)
01/31/2019
SENATE Filed

HB 287 Drug Safety Geller
Drug Safety: Prohibits dispensing specified opioids unless prescription bottle or container has warning sticker; requires pharmacies to offer for sale prescription lock boxes; authorizes DOH to develop & distribute pamphlet concerning controlled substances. Effective Date: January 1, 2020
1/15/2019
HOUSE Filed
1/23/2019
HOUSE Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
1/23/2019
HOUSE Now in Health Quality Subcommittee

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SB 488 Drug Safety (Pizzo)
01/24/2019
SENATE Filed
SB 300 Testing for and Treatment of Influenza and Streptococcus Brandes
Testing for and Treatment of Influenza and Streptococcus; Requiring specified licensed pharmacists to report certain information to the Department of Health; authorizing pharmacists to test for and treat influenza and streptococcus and providing requirements relating thereto; requiring that a pharmacist notify a patient’s primary care provider within a specified time period after providing any such testing or treatment, etc. Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
1/11/2019
SENATE Filed
1/25/2019
SENATE Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations; Rules

Similar
HB 81 Testing for and Treatment of Influenza and Streptococcus (Plasencia)
12/14/2018
HOUSE Withdrawn prior to introduction

HB 111 Testing for and Treatment of Influenza and Streptococcus (Plasencia)
01/03/2019
HOUSE Now in Health Quality Subcommittee
SB 304 Prescriptive Authority Certification for Psychologists Brandes
Prescriptive Authority Certification for Psychologists; Requiring the Board of Psychology to certify specified psychologists to exercise prescriptive authority; specifying application requirements for certification; prohibiting specified prescribing actions; requiring the board to maintain a record of every prescribing psychologist authorized to prescribe controlled substances, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2019
1/11/2019
SENATE Filed
1/25/2019
SENATE Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations

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HB 373 Certification for Prescriptive Authority (Pigman)
01/30/2019
HOUSE Now in Health Quality Subcommittee


HB 343 Disabled Parking Permits Yarborough
Disabled Parking Permits: Authorizes licensed physical therapist to issue certification of disability for disabled parking permit. Effective Date: July 1, 2019
1/18/2019
HOUSE Filed
1/30/2019
HOUSE Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee; Health Quality Subcommittee; State Affairs Committee
1/30/2019
HOUSE Now in Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee

Identical
SB 688 Disabled Parking Permits (Diaz)
02/04/2019
SENATE Filed

HB 373 Certification for Prescriptive Authority Pigman
Certification for Prescriptive Authority: Creates certification for prescriptive authority; requires Board of Psychology to certify specified psychologists; requires rulemaking; provides certain prescribing practices; requires interaction with Board of Pharmacy; provides for construction of interim panel. Effective Date: July 1, 2019
1/21/2019
HOUSE Filed
1/30/2019
HOUSE Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health & Human Services Committee
1/30/2019
HOUSE Now in Health Quality Subcommittee

Similar
SB 304 Prescriptive Authority Certification for Psychologists (Brandes)
01/25/2019
SENATE Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations

HB 381 School District Career Centers Robinson
School District Career Centers: Authorizes school district career centers to conduct certain associate degree nursing programs. Effective Date: July 1, 2019
1/21/2019
HOUSE Filed
1/30/2019
HOUSE Referred to Higher Education & Career Readiness Subcommittee; Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee
1/30/2019
HOUSE Now in Higher Education & Career Readiness Subcommittee

SB 592 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Albritton
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program; Expanding the exceptions to a requirement that a prescriber or dispenser must consult the program to review a patient’s controlled substance dispensing history before prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance for a patient of a certain age, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2019
1/29/2019
SENATE Filed

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HB 375 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (Pigman)
01/30/2019
HOUSE Now in Health Quality Subcommittee

SB 630 Nonopioid Directives Perry
Nonopioid Directives; Requiring the Department of Health to establish a voluntary nonopioid directive form; authorizing a patient to appoint a duly authorized guardian or health care proxy who may revoke a voluntary nonopioid directive; providing that certain persons are not liable for damages or subject to criminal prosecution under certain circumstances, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2019
1/31/2019
SENATE Filed

Identical
HB 451 Non-Opioid Directives (Plakon)
01/30/2019
HOUSE Now in Health Quality Subcommittee

SB 688 Disabled Parking Permits Diaz
Disabled Parking Permits; Authorizing a licensed physical therapist to issue a certification of disability for a disabled parking permit, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2019
2/4/2019
SENATE Filed
Identical

HB 343 Disabled Parking Permits (Yarborough)
01/30/2019
HOUSE Now in Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee