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HB 261: Eye Health Care

GENERAL BILL by Caldwell ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Abruzzo ; Adkins ; Ahern ; Artiles ; Burgin ; Coley ; Corcoran ; Drake ; McBurney ; Porter ; Trujillo ; Williams

Eye Health Care; Authorizes Board of Optometry to adopt rules for administration & prescription of ocular pharmaceutical agents; authorizes certified optometrists to administer & prescribe ocular pharmaceutical agents; revises qualifications of certain members of formulary committee; revises provisions relating to licensure & regulation of clinical laboratories operated by practitioners for exclusive use; provides applicability to clinical laboratories operated by practitioners licensed to practice optometry; revises definition of "licensed practitioner" to include practitioner licensed under ch. 463, F.S.; requires clinical laboratories to accept human specimens submitted by practitioners licensed under ch. 463, F.S.; revises definition of "practitioner" to include certified optometrist for purposes of Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention & Control Act; prohibits certified optometrists from administering & prescribing certain controlled substances.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in Health and Human Services Quality Subcommittee
Location: In committee/council (HSQS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/4/2011 House • Filed
10/17/2011 House • Referred to Health and Human Services Quality Subcommittee; Rulemaking and Regulation Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 27
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 27
3/9/2012 House • Died in Health and Human Services Quality Subcommittee