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SB 7004 — OGSR/Peer Review Panels/Department of Health

by Health Policy Committee and Senator Campbell

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill (Chapter 2017-9, L.O.F.) continues the existing public records and public meetings exemptions for biomedical research grant applications provided to peer review panels for the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program and the William G. “Bill” Bankhead, Jr., and David Coley Cancer Research Program. Records generated by these programs’ peer review panels relating to the review of biomedical research grant applications, and that portion of meetings of peer review panels in which biomedical research program grant applications are discussed, are confidential and exempt from ss. 119.07(1), and 381.922, F.S., and Art. I, ss. 24(a) and (b), State Constitution.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2017.

Vote: Senate 37-0; House 117-0