Tag: Florida House

Florida House Health Care Bills DOA in Senate?

Tallahassee, FL- Questions about the House’s health care bills got a lukewarm response Wednesday morning from Senate President Andy Gardiner. The Senate held a brief floor session but did not conduct any significant business as a state budget for 2015-16 continues to be worked out. Asked whether the Senate would

Florida House Advances Plan to Deregulate Hospital Expansion

Determined to show that more competition will lead to better access to healthcare, a Florida House committee gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a plan to eliminate the controversial law that requires state approval for the building of new hospitals. The House Health Innovation Subcommittee voted 9-3 along party lines to

Governor Scott Applauds House Committee’s Move to Eliminate Hospital CON Regulations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Yesterday, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement applauding the House Health Innovation Subcommittee’s move to eliminate hospital certificate of need regulations. Governor Rick Scott said, “Driving down healthcare costs is essential to expanding access to coverage and increasing quality. Texas has no certificate of need laws for

Governor Scott Signs 44 Bills into Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott signed the following bills into law on May 21st: SB 144           Public Records/Impaired Practitioner Consultants – This bill provides an exemption from public records requirements for certain personal identifying information relate to impaired practitioner consultants, their families and employees. SB 158           Civil Liability

House Releases Tentative Special Session Schedule

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli released an anticipated calendar for the June 1-20 special session, during which lawmakers expect to hammer out a state budget. He also noted that lawmakers’ requests to be excused from the special session aren’t guaranteed to be OK’ed by leadership. For entire tentative schedule:.pdf| Miami Herald