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CS/SB 1506: Health Care

GENERAL BILL by Health Regulation ; Thrasher

Health Care; Authorizing the Board of Optometry to adopt rules for the administration and prescription of ocular pharmaceutical agents; requiring that a certified optometrist complete a course and subsequent examination on general and ocular pharmacology; prohibiting the board, the Department of Health, or the State Surgeon General from deleting an oral pharmaceutical agent listed in the statutory formulary; requiring that adverse incidents in the practice of optometry be reported to the Department of Health; revising the definition of the term “practitioner” to include certified optometrists for purposes of the Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations
Location: In committee/council (BHA)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Regulation (HR)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations (BHA)
  4. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/5/2012 Senate • Filed
1/17/2012 Senate • Referred to Health Regulation; Judiciary; Budget -SJ 215
• Introduced -SJ 215
2/6/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Regulation, 02/09/12, 1:15 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/9/2012 Senate • CS by Health Regulation; YEAS 4 NAYS 3 -SJ 500
2/13/2012 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Judiciary -SJ 500
• CS by Health Regulation read 1st time -SJ 506
2/14/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/16/12, 10:30 am, 110 Senate Office Building
2/16/2012 Senate • Favorable by Judiciary; YEAS 5 NAYS 2 -SJ 523
• Now in Budget -SJ 523
2/21/2012 Senate • Subreferred to Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations -SJ 534
• Now in Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations