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Legislative News
Thursday, March 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The big issues from the 2020 Legislative Session »
The News Service of Florida By Jim Saunders & Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- Florida lawmakers finished th...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget adds health contracts, Medicaid changes »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- A proposed $93.2 billion state budget cobbled toget...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawmakers pass major bills on nurses, pharmacists »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the Flori...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Major health care issues teed up in Senate »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- The Senate on Tuesday took up three House health ca...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seven big health-care issues to watch »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- As the end of the 2020 legislative sess...
Tuesday, March 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Lawmakers look to boost Alzheimer's efforts »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   With the number of Floridians suffering from Alzheimer’s disease e...
Monday, March 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hospitals likely to take $25 million hit »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff Budget negotiators on Monday agreed to reduce hospital Medicaid reimbursem...
Saturday, March 7, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oliva unafraid of scope-of-practice veto »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   House Speaker Jose Oliva on Saturday brushed aside fears that...
Friday, March 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Oliva health care priorities pass House »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- House Speaker Jose Oliva delivered on his maj...
Friday, March 6, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
House ready to pass 'scope of practice' expansions »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   With little discussion, the House on Thursday teed up for pass...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget 'super line' considered for public health »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   To help fund efforts to abate the spread of the coronavirus an...
Tuesday, March 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senate panel moves forward on Oliva priority »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   A Senate spending committee on Tuesday approved a scaled-back...
Friday, February 28, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pharmacist flu treatment backed in Senate »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   A Senate committee Thursday approved a controversial proposal that...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Senators back changing opioid law »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   A Senate panel on Wednesday approved blunting a broadly writte...
Thursday, February 13, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Medicaid chief says new rule would be 'crippling' »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton   TALLAHASSEE --- The administration of Gov. Ron DeSantis...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Health professionals aided on loan defaults »
The News Service of Florida By NSF Staff   With no discussion, the Florida Senate on Wednesday gave final...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Second House committee falls in line with surprise billing compromise »
Source: Modern Healthcare // Rachel Cohrs https://www.modernhealthcare.com/politics-policy/second-house-committee-falls...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
House panel advances bipartisan surprise billing legislation despite divisions »
Source: The Hill // Peter Sullivan https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/482593-house-panel-advances-bipartisan-surpri...
Monday, February 10, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bipartisan Ways and Means leaders unveil measure to stop surprise medical bills »
Source: The Hill // Peter Sullivan https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/481985-bipartisan-ways-and-means-leaders-unvei...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tougher tobacco, vaping laws get Senate support »
The News Service of Florida By Christine Sexton TALLAHASSEE --- Florida would tighten tobacco and vaping regulation...
Tuesday, January 7, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
House speaker says health care remains 'focus' »
By Christine Sexton The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE --- House Speaker Jose Oliva said Tuesday that health c...
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...

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