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Legislative News
Monday, August 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New opioid law causes confusion for doctors »
CORAL GABLES --- Florida lawmakers passed far-reaching health care legislation this year, from trying to import drugs from...
Wednesday, July 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump administration advances drug-importation plan »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- In a move that could help Gov. Ron...
Tuesday, July 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Economists grapple with Medicaid expansion »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- State economists are struggling to come up with...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Full Committee markup of Surprise Billing Legislation »
Please see this important update from the American Medical Association regarding  H.R. 360,  the No Surprises...
Friday, July 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AMA update on H.R. 3630, the "No Surprises Act" »
The following is an update from the American Medical Association (AMA) regarding H.R. 360,  the No Surprises Act:...
Thursday, July 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AMA takes action on HR 3630, the "No Surprises Act" »
Please see the below update from the American Medical Association (AMA) expressing opposition to H.R. 3630, the “No Surpri...
Tuesday, July 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
FMA Legislative Alert on Out-of-Network Billing Issues »
Please read this important message from our friends at the Florida Medical Association: As many of you know, Congres...
Monday, July 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida requires physicians to discuss non-opioid alternatives with patients »
Effective today, July 1, 2019, all Florida physicians (with the exception of emergency services and care * ) must discus...
Wednesday, June 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Needle exchange, human trafficking bills signed »
The News Service of Florida By Jim Saunders and Christine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- Gov. Ron DeSantis on W...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Desantis signs healthcare bills »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton and Jim Saunders   TALLAHASSEE --- Gov. Ron DeSantis on T...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Desantis signs changes to 'Direct Primary Care' »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill to expand a 2018 law that...
Friday, June 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drug database bill goes to Desantis »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday formally received 22 bills from...
Thursday, June 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Desantis signs health insurance changes »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed into law a bill that cou...
Thursday, May 9, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
DeSantis delivering bitter pill to PhRMA »
The News Service of Florida By Jim Turner & Christine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- PhRMA President and Ch...
Wednesday, May 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
2020 Legislative Dates Set for Florida »
With Florida's 2019 Legislative Session only a few days in the past, lawmakers are already preparing for next year. The da...
Monday, May 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oliva to continue pursuing healthcare priority »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- In a year when he was able to pass bill...
Tuesday, April 30, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate passes 'T21' smoking age bill »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   With almost no debate, the Florida Senate on Tuesday overwhelm...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
House backs break for hospice doctors »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   With little comment, the Florida House on Wednesday unanimousl...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Tobacco 21' proposal draws debate in Florida »
The News Service of Florida By Dara Kam   TALLAHASSEE --- After paying billions of dollars to settle laws...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate, House move closer on telehealth »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- In a move that could signal health-care...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Telehealth tax credits draw criticism »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- Some Democratic lawmakers Wednesday ass...
Thursday, April 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate panel gives go-ahead to healthcare chief »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- When she was in Maine, Mary Mayhew was...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oliva discusses health regulation issues »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   They can work it out. That was House Speaker Jose Oliva’s sent...
Monday, April 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hospital regulatory changes revived in Senate »
By Christine Sexton The News Service of Florida   TALLAHASSEE --- After rebuffing the legislation initial...
Friday, March 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sen. Scott pushes prescription drug price drop »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   U.S. Sen. Rick Scott is sponsoring legislation aimed a...
Thursday, March 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Telehealth plan continues cruising in House »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   A House panel Thursday moved forward with a telehealth bill th...
Tuesday, March 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Telehealth bills move forward »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- House and Senate committees are moving...
Monday, March 25, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senators support higher smoking age »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   A Senate committee on Monday approved a bill that would i...
Thursday, March 21, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
House backs Oliva healthcare priority »
The News Service of Florida By Chrstine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- The Florida House on Thursday began tryi...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
House looks at APD, trimming hospital costs »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- House Republicans on Tuesday released a...
Monday, March 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Desantis signs bill to allow smokable pot »
The News Service of Florida By Dara Kam TALLAHASSEE --- Pointing to the “will of the voters,” Gov. Ron DeSantis...
Thursday, March 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
'Direct Primary Care' could see changes »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   Lawmakers last year passed a bill that allows doctors, chiropr...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
'CON' health care proposals continue rolling in »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   While House Speaker Jose Oliva seeks to eliminate “certificate...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
House looks to 'kick-start' telehealth »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- Insurers could get tax breaks worth as...
Monday, March 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate to quickly take up smokable medical marijuana »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   With Gov. Ron DeSantis wanting lawmakers to act by March 15, t...

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