New Legislation Impacting Your Profession

Posted in Latest News on May 16, 2019.

HB 23 - Telehealth

Effective Date: July 1, 2019
HB 23 (Full Text)

Summary:
Creates section 456.47, Florida Statutes, establishing standards of practice for telehealth providers, registration of out-of-state providers, venue requirements and exemptions. Additionally, effective July 1, 2020, the Department shall annually review the amount of any fees collected under section 456.47, Florida Statutes, to determine whether such fees are sufficient for the Department and Boards to implement the section.

HB 7067 - Registration Fees

Effective Date: July 1, 2019
HB 7067 (Full Text)

Summary:
Adds subsection (4) to section 456.47, Florida Statutes, establishing the initial and renewal applicant registration fee of $150 for out-of-state telehealth providers.

HB 851 - Human Trafficking

Effective Date: July 1, 2019
HB 851 (Full Text)

Summary:
Creates section 456.0341, Florida Statutes, requiring persons licensed or certified under Chapter 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 463, 465, 466, part II, III, V or part X of 468, 480, or 486 to complete a board or department approved 1-hour continuing education course on human trafficking. Licensees or certificate holders must post a sign with relevant portions of the reporting procedure by January 1, 2020. Requiring a massage establishment to designate an establishment manager to be responsible for operational rules compliance. Requiring the Department of Health (DOH) to deny an application for massage establishment license if an establishment owner or designated establishment manager has been convicted of a prostitution offense. Authorizing DOH to revoke or suspend a massage establishment’s license if certain employees or owners have convictions or disciplinary action for prostitution. Prohibiting a massage establishment owner or designated establishment manager whose license is revoked from reapplying for a license or, for an owner, transferring the license.


If you’d like to view all 2019 bills impacting health care professions, please go to www.flhealthsource.gov/2019-bills



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