CATEGORY: Health and Human Services

Legislative Review of Occupational Regulations 707

Over the years, various pieces of legislation have led to nearly 30% of Florida’s workforce requiring an occupational license to hold their job. These bills would provide a review to ensure that Florida uses the least restrictive measures necessary to address substantiated public health and safety concerns. While HB 707 passed the House, the Senate failed to pick it up for a vote

Bill Categories: Health and Human Services

AFP POSITION: Support

Dispensing Medicinal Drugs 57

Currently, a physician may dispense up to a 24-hour supply of a medicinal drug to a patient the physician is treating in an emergency department of a hospital. If the patient needs more than a 24-hour supply of a drug, the physician must provide the patient with a prescription for use after the initial 24-hour period. These bills would expand this authorization to allow all prescribers, not just physicians, to prescribe medicinal drugs upon release. While HB 57 and SB 100 managed to move through the committee process, they were unable to pass their respective chambers.

Bill Categories: Health and Human Services

AFP POSITION: Support

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