Legislative Tracker

2017 Legislative Tracker

Sovereign Immunity Improvement

Standalone Bill: SB1034 – Sen. Simmons, HB1431 – Rep. Raulerson 

Omnibus Bill: SB 178 – Sponsor Sen. Bean

It is worth pointing out that these two bills were filed late which makes things more difficult in terms of getting them through committees. But the SB 1034 is moving and scheduled on the Health Policy Committee Agenda for 8/26/2017 at 4pm. You can review the bill analysis here.

                                                       

 SB1034

HB 178

 Simmons

Bean

 Health Policy Committee
HB 963 Harrison Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, Appropriations Committee, Health & Human Services Committee
SB 1084 Gaetz Committee on Banking and Insurance, Committee on Health Policy, Committee on Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
1/19/2016- SB 1084-
Favorable by Committee Substitute by Banking and Insurance- 10 Yea, 0 Nay
2/1/2016- SB 1084– Favorable by Committee on Health Policy- 9 Yea, 0 Nay

Common name

 


Bill #    
  

Sponsors  
Committee of Reference

 

Fail First
Allows physicians to override fail-first/step therapy if patient meets certain criteria                                                                      
 

HB 963

Harrison Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, Appropriations Committee, Health & Human Services Committee
 

SB 1084

Gaetz Committee on Banking and Insurance, Committee on Health Policy, Committee on Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
1/19/2016- SB 1084-
Favorable by Committee Substitute by Banking and Insurance- 10 Yea, 0 Nay
2/1/2016- SB 1084– Favorable by Committee on Health Policy- 9 Yea, 0 Nay


 

OB Ward Closure
Provides a 120 day notice to OB physicians before closing OB department                                                                                    
HB 471 Burton  Health Innovation Subcommittee,  Health & Human Services  Committee
SB 586 Stargel  Committee on Health  Policy,Appropriations  Subcommittee on Health and  Human ServicesCommittee on Fiscal Policy

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
12/1/2015- SB 586– Favorable by Health Policy – 9 Yea, 0 Nay
1/13/2016- HB 471– Favorable by Health Innovation- 12 Yea, 0 Nay
1/25/2016- HB 471– Favorable by Health & Human Services Committee- 14 Yea, 0 Nay
1/26/2016- SB 586– Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services- 7 Yea, 0 Nay
2/4/2016- SB 586– Favorable by Committee on Fiscal Policy- 9 Yea, 0 Nay
2/23/2016- SB 586– Passed as amended- 38 Yea, 0 Nay


 

Practice of Pharmacy
Expands practice of pharmacy

HB 547
Narain Health Quality Subcommittee,Appropriations CommitteeHealth & Human Services Committee
SB 692 Grimsley  Withdrawn from Health Policy, Banking and Insurance,  Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
1/11/2016- SB 692- Withdrawn from Health Policy; Banking and Insurance; Appropriations- Withdrawn prior to introduction


 

Certificates of Need Deregulation
Deregulates CON
HB 437
Sprowls
 Select Committee on Affordable Healthcare Access,  Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, Health &  Human Services Committee
SB 1144 Gaetz  Committee on Health Policy,Appropriations  Subcommittee on Health and Human  ServicesCommittee on Appropriations

CEO Comments: 

Action Taken:
1/12/2016- HB 437– Favorable by Health Care Appropriations- 9 Yea, 4 Nay
1/21/2016- HB 437– Favorable by Health & Human Services- 12 Yea, 3 Nay
2/1/2016- SB 1144– Favorable by Committee on Health Policy- 6 Yea, 3 Nay
2/17/2016- SB 1144– Unfavorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services- 2 Yea, 6 Nay


 

Telehealth
Creates task force

HB 1353

Jones
 Health Quality Subcommittee, Health Care Appropriations  Subcommittee,Health & Human Services Committee
SB 1686 Bean  Committee on Health Policy,Appropriations Subcommittee on  Health and Human Services, Committee on Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
1/26/2016- SB 1686-
Favorable by Committee Substitute by Health Policy- 9 Yea, 0 Nay
2/11/2016- SB 1686- Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services- 8 Yea, 0 Nay
2/25/2016- SB 1686– Favorable by Committee on Appropriations- 17 Yea, 0 Nay


 

ER Balance Billing (Health Insurance Coverage for ER Services)
Prohibits PPO and HMO balance billing

HB 221

Trujillo
 Insurance & Banking  Subcommittee,Appropriations  Committee, Health & Human Services  Committee
SB 1442 Garcia  Committee on Health Policy, Committee  on Banking and Insurance, Committee on  Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
2/1/2016- SB 1442- Favorable by Committee Substitute by Health Policy- 5 Yea, 4 Nay
2/9/2016- HB 221-
Favorable by Committee Substitute by Appropriations Committee- 25 Yea, 0 Nay
2/16/2016- SB 1442- Favorable by Committee Substitute by Banking and Insurance- 11 Yea, 0 Nay
2/17/2016- HB 221– Favorable by Committee Substitute by Health & Human Services Committee- 12 Yea, 1 Nay- Representative Costello voted Nay on CS/CS/HB 221 and the bill passed. However, later in the meeting he made an announcement that he would like to change his Nay vote to a Yea.
2/25/2016- SB 1442– Favorable by Committee Substitute by Appropriations- 17 Yea, 0 Nay
3/2/2016- HB 221– Committe Substitute passed as amended- 116 Yea, 1 Nay


 

HMO Solvency
Increases surplus requirements for HMOs

HB 465

Santiago
 Insurance and Banking Subcommittee,Appropriations  Committee, Regulatory Affairs Committee
SB 638 Lee  Committee on Banking and Insurance,Appropriations  Subcommittee on General GovernmentCommittee on  Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
1/11/2016- HB 465- Withdrawn prior to introduction


 

Abuse-deterrent
opioids step-therapy
Health insurers cannot impose prior auth or step-therapy of opioids
 

HB 363

 Nuñez  Health Innovation Subcommittee,Insurance  and Banking Subcommittee,Appropriations  Committee, Health & Human Services  Committee
SB 422 Benacquisto  Committee on Banking and  Insurance,Committee on Health  PolicyCommittee on Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
11/2/2015- SB 422
– Favorable by Banking and Insurance- 7 Yea, 0 Nay
12/1/2015- SB 422
– Favorable by Health Policy- 9 Yea, 0 Nay
1/13/2016- HB 363– Favorable by Health Innovation- 12 Yea, 1 Nay
2/1/2016- HB 363- Favorable with Committee Substitute by Insurance & Banking Subcommittee- 12 Yea, 0 Nay
2/17/2016- HB 363– Favorable by Health & Human Services Committee- 16 Yea, 0 Nay
2/18/2016- SB 422– Favorable by Committee on Appropriations- 15 Yea, 0 Nay
2/24/2016- SB 422– Passed as amended- 40 Yea, 0 Nay


 

ARNP/PA Prescribing
Controlled substance prescribing by ARNPs & PA’s under physician protocol HB 423
Pigman
 Health Quality  Subcommittee, Health Care  Appropriations  Subcommittee,Health &  Human Services Committee
Controlled substance prescribing by ARNPs & PA’s under physician protocol, continuing education, OB/GYN closure notification, prior auth one form, eliminate retroactive denials, and Fail First light SB 210 Grimsley  Committee on Health  Policy,Committee on  Banking and  InsuranceCommittee on  Rules
Controlled substance prescribing by ARNP & PA’s under physician protocol, continuing education, OB/GYN closure notification, prior auth one form, and eliminate retroactive denials SB 676 Grimsley  Committee on Health  Policy,Committee on  Banking and  Insurance,Appropriations  Subcommittee on Health  and Human  Services,Committee on  Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
1/11/2016- SB 676-
Favorable by Committee Substitute by Health Policy- 4 Yea, 2 Nay
1/12/2016- HB 423
– Favorable by Health Care Appropriations- 11 Yea, 2 Nay
1/21/2016- HB 423– Favorable by Health & Human Services- 15 Yea, 0 Nay
1/26/2016- SB 676– Favorable by Committe Substitute by Banking and Insurance- 9 Yea, 0 Nay
2/10/2016- SB 210– Withdrawn from Healh Policy, Banking and Insurance and Rules committees; Withdrawn from further consideration
2/18/2016- SB 676– Favorable by Committee on Appropriations- 15 Yea, 0 Nay
3/2/2016- HB 423– Passes as amended- 117 Yea, 2 Nay


 

Direct Primary Care
Concierge or retainer based model for primary care; defines direct primary care agreement and provider
HB 37 Costello  Select Committee on Affordable  Healthcare Access, Finance and Tax  Committee, Health & Human  Services Committee
SB 132 Grimsley  Committee on Health Policy,  Committee on Banking and  InsuranceCommittee on Fiscal  Policy

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
1/14/2016- HB 37
– Favorable with Committee Substitute by Finance & Tax- 14 Yea, 0 Nay
1/27/2016- HB 37– Favorable with Committee Substitute by Health & Human Services- 14 Yea, 0 Nay
2/1/2016- SB 132– Favorable by Committee Substitute by Health Policy- 9 Yea, 0 Nay
2/9/2016- SB 132– Favorable by Banking and Insurance- 9 Yea, 1 Nay
2/17/2016- SB 132– Favorable by Committee Substitute by Fiscal Policy- 11 Yea, 0 Nay
3/2/2016- HB 37– Committee Substitute passed as amended- 116 Yea, 0 Nay


 

Physical Therapists                                                                                                                                              

HB 107
Cummings Health Quality Subcommittee, Health & Human Services Committee
SB 450 Grimsley Committee on Health Policy,Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, Committee on Fiscal Policy

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
11/2/2015- SB 450– Favorable by Health Policy- 7 Yea, 0 Nay
11/18/2015- SB 450– Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on HHS- 8 Yea, 0 Nay
12/3/2015- SB 450– Favorable by Fiscal Policy- 8 Yea, 0 Nay
1/14/2016- HB 107– Favorable with Health & Human Services- 11 Yea, 0 Nay
1/28/2016- SB 450– Passed- 37 Yea, 0 Nay
3/2/2016- SB 450– Passed- 117 Yea, 0 Nay


 

Ordering Medication
Allow ARNPs to order controlled substances in hospital setting           
 

HB 1241

Plasencia Health Innovation Subcommittee,Health & Human Services Committee
SB 152 Grimsley Committee on Health Policy,Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, Committee on Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
10/20/2015- SB 152– Favorable by Health Policy- 9 Yea, 0 Nay
11/18/2015- SB 152– Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on HHS- 8 Yea, 0 Nay
1/25/2016- HB 1241– Favorable by Health Innovation Subcommittee- 13 Yea, 0 Nay
2/4/2016- HB 1241– Favorable by Health & Human Services Committee- 15 Yea, 0 Nay
2/25/2016- SB 152– Favorable by Committee Substitute by Committee on Appropriations- 17 Yea, 0 Nay
3/2/2016- HB 1241- Passed as amended- 117 Yea, 1 Nay


 

Protection of Religious Freedom
Rights of conscious                                                                                                       
 

HB 401

Gonzalez Civil Justice Subcommittee, Health & Human Services Committee, Judiciary Committee

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:


 

Patient Compensation System
HB 1065 Pigman Judiciary Committee, Appropriations Committee, Health & Human Services Committee
SB 1308 Hays Committee on Health Policy, Committee on Judiciary, Committee on Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:


 

Limitation in Medical Payments (LIMP)/Truth in Damages                                                                              
HB 1271                            Fant Civil Justice Subcommittee, Judiciary Committee
SB 1474 Richter Committee on Judiciary, Committee on Banking and Insurance, Committee on Rules

CEO Comments: 

Action Taken:


 

Pediatric Cardiac Advisory Council
Creates Pediatric Cardiac Advisory Council
HB 617 Hill Health Quality, Rulemaking Oversight & Repeal Subcommittee, Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, Health & Human Services Committee
SB 378 Bean Committee on Health Policy, Committee on Governmental Oversight and Accountability, Committee on Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
10/20/2015- SB 378- Favorable by Committee Substitute by Health Policy- 9 Yea, 0 Nay
11/17/2015- SB 378– Favorable by Governmental Oversight & Accountability- 4 Yea, 1 Nay


 

Recovery Care Services
Expands the length of stay in ambulatory surgical centers (ACS) from less than one working day to less than 24 hours. Creates new license for recovery care centers (RCC)to provide recovery care services and allows patients to be admitted and discharged within 72 hours.
HB 85 Fitzenhagen Select Committee on Affordable Healthcare Access, Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee,Health & Human Services Committee
SB 212 Gaetz Committee on Health Policy,Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human ServicesCommittee on Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
1/12/2016- HB 85
– Favorable by Health Care Appropriations- 8 Yea, 4 Nay
1/19/2016- SB 212– Favorable by Committee Substitute by Health Policy- 7 Yea, 2 Nay
1/21/2016- HB 85– Favorable by Health & Human Services Committee- 11 Yea, 4 Nay
2/11/2016- SB 212– Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services- 7 Yea, 1 Nay
2/25/2016- SB 212– Favorable by Committee Substitute by Committee on Appropriations- 17 Yea, 0 Nay
3/2/2016- HB 85– Passed- 82 Yea, 34 Nay


 

Medical Marijuana  
HB 1183 Wood Judiciary Committee, Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, Health & Human Services Committee

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:


 

Low THC Cannabis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
HB 63 Steube Health Quality Subcommittee, Criminal Justice Subcommittee, Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, Health & Human Services Committee
SB 852 Brandes Committee on Regulated Industries,Committee on Health Policy,Committee on Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
12/15/2015- HB 63
– Withdrawn prior to introduction


 

Experimental Treatments for Terminal Conditions
Amends Right to Try Act adopted last year to include cannibis
HB 307 Gaetz Criminal Justice, Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, Health & Human Services Committee
SB 460 Bradley Committee on Health Policy,Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, Committee on Fiscal Policy

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
11/17/2015- SB 460- Favorable by Health Policy- 7 Yea, 0 Nay
11/17/2015- HB 307– Favorable with Committee Substitute by Criminal Justice- 9 Yea, 4 Nay
12/3/2015- SB 460– Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice- 5 Yea, 0 Nay
2/4/2016- SB 460– Favorable by Committee on Fiscal Policy- 8 Yea, 0 Nay
2/8/2016- HB 307– Favorable with Committee Substitute by Health Care Appropriations- 9 Yea, 2 Nay
2/17/2016- HB 307– Favorable with Committee Substitute by Health & Human Services Committee- 17 Yea, 0 Nay
2/29/2016- SB 460– Favorable by Committee Substitute by Rules- 10 Yea, 1 Nay
3/3/2016- HB 307– Committee Substitute passed as amended- 99 Yea, 16 Nay


 

Child Protection Teams
Provides sovereign immunity to any member of the Child Protection Teams
HB 715 Harrell Civil Justice Subcommittee,Appropriations Committee, Health & Human Services Committee
SB 670 Gaetz Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, Committee on JudiciaryCommittee on Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
1/13/2016- HB 715– Favorable with Civil Justice- 9 Yea, 4 Nay
1/14/2016- SB 670– Favorable with Committee Substitute by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs- 6 Yea, 1 Nay
2/16/2016- SB 670– Favorable by Committee on Judiciary- 6 Yea, 4 Nay
3/1/2016- SB 670– Favorable by Committee on Appropriations- 11 Yea, 7 Nay


 

Needle Exchange
UM sterile needle and syringe exchange pilot program in Miami-Dade
HB 81 Edwards Health Quality Subcommittee, Judiciary Committee, Health & Human Services Committee
SB 242 Braynon Committee on Health Policy,Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human ServicesCommittee on Fiscal Policy

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
11/2/2015- SB 242- Favorable by Committee Substitute by Health Policy- 7 Yea, 0 Nay
11/18/2015- SB 242- Favorable by Committee Substitute by Appropriations Subcommittee on HHS- 8 Yea, 0 Nay
12/3/2015- SB 242– Committee Substitute by Fiscal Policy- 5 Yea, 3 Nay
2/10/2016- HB 81– Favorable with Committee Substitute by Judiciary Committee- 17 Yea, 1 Nay
2/17/2016- HB 81– Favorable by Health & Human Services Committee- 17 Yea, 0 Nay
2/24/2016- SB 242– Committee Substitute passed as amended- 37 Yea, 2 Nay
3/2/2016- SB 242– Committee Substitute passed- 95 Yea, 20 Nay


 

Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
 

HB 957

Gonzalez Health Quality Subcommittee, Civil Justice Subcommittee, Health Care Appropropriations Subcommittee, Health & Human Services Committee
SB 664 Brandes Committee on Health Policy,Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human ServicesCommittee on Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
2/1/2016- SB 664- Favorable by Committee Substitute by Committee on Health Policy- 8 Yea, 1 Nay


 

Elimination of PIP
Eliminates PIP system
HB 997 Hager Insurance and Banking Subcommittee,Government Operations Appropriations Subcomittee, Regulatory Affairs Committee
SB 1112 Brandes Committee on Banking and Insurance,Committee on JudiciaryCommittee on Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:


 

Transparency in Healthcare
Hospital transparency bill
HB 1175 Sprowls Select Committee on Affordable Healthcare Access, Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, Health & Human Services Committee
SB 1496 Bradley Committee on Health Policy,Appropriations Subcommitte on Health and Human Services, Committee on Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
1/19/2016- SB 1496- Favorable by Health Policy- 8 Yea, 0 Nay
1/20/2016- HB 1175
– Favorable by Select Committee on Affordable Healthcare Access- 14 Yea, 0 Nay
1/28/2016- SB 1496– Favorable by Committee Substitute by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services- 6 Yea, 2 Nay
2/8/2016- HB 1175– Favorable with Committee Substitute by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee- 9 Yea, 0 Nay
2/17/2016- HB 1175– Favorable with Committee Substitute by Health & Human Services Committee- 17 Yea, 0 Nay
2/25/2016- SB 1496– Favorable by Committee Substitute by Committee on Appropriations- 16 Yea, 2 Nay
3/2/2016- HB 1175– Committee Substitute passed as amended- 100 Yea, 13 Nay


 

Licensure of Health Care Professionals
This bill makes finaciallly irresponsible boards indirectly financed by responsible boards, such as the BOM

HB 941
Gonzalez Health Quality Subcommittee, Health Care Appropriations, Health & Human Services Committee
SB 918 Richter Committee on Health Policy,Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human ServicesCommittee on Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
1/11/2016- SB 918
– Favorable by Health Policy- 7 Yea, 0 Nay
1/19/2016- HB 941– Favorable with Committee Substitute by Health Quality Subcommittee- 11 Yea, 0 Nay
1/26/2016- SB 918– Favorable by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services- 7 Yea, 0 Nay
2/2/2016- HB 941– Favorable with Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee- 11 Yea, 0 Nay
2/17/2016- HB 941– Favorable with Committee Substitute by Health & Human Services Committee- 12 Yea, 1 Nay
2/25/2016- SB 918– Favorable by Committee Substitute by Committee on Appropriations- 16 Yea, 0 Nay
3/2/2016- HB 941– Committee Substitute passed as amended- 112 Yea, 0 Nay


 

Continuity of Care for Medically Stable Patients
Prohibits Insurance companies from changing certain drug approvals that have shown to work
 

HB 915

Mayfield Insurance and Banking Subcommittee,Appropriations Committee, Health & Human Services Committee
SB 1142 Hays Committee on Banking and Insurance,Committee on Health PolicyCommittee on Appropriations

CEO Comments:

Action Taken:
2/1/2016- SB 1142– Favorable by Committee Substitute by Committee on Banking and Insurance- 11 Yea, 0 Nay
2/9/2016- SB 1142– Favorable by Committee on Health Policy- 8 Yea, 0 Nay