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SB 718: Health Care

GENERAL BILL by Bennett

Health Care; Authorizing the Board of Optometry to adopt rules for the administration and prescription of ocular pharmaceutical agents rather than topical ocular pharmaceutical agents; authorizing certified optometrists to administer and prescribe ocular pharmaceutical agents under certain circumstances; amending provisions relating to licensure and regulation of clinical laboratories operated by practitioners for exclusive use; providing applicability to clinical laboratories operated by practitioners licensed to practice optometry; requiring clinical laboratories to accept human specimens submitted by practitioners licensed to practice under ch. 463, F.S.; revising the burden of proof that a claimant must demonstrate in order to prove medical negligence by a health care provider or an emergency health care provider; prohibiting certified optometrists from administering and prescribing certain controlled substances, etc.

Effective Date: except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Health Regulation
Location: In committee/council (HR)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Regulation (HR)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/27/2011 Senate • Filed
11/16/2011 Senate • Referred to Health Regulation; Judiciary; Budget -SJ 61
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 61
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Health Regulation