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The Senate has convened, unilaterally, in Special Session for the sole purpose of consideration of Executive Order 19-14.

SB 1732: Health Care


Health Care; Creating the “Florida Hospital Patient Protection Act”; providing minimum staffing level requirements for the ratio of direct care registered nurses to patients in a health care facility; specifying the required nurse-to-patient ratios for each type of care provided; requiring that the Agency for Health Care Administration develop uniform standards for use by health care facilities in establishing nurse staffing requirements; authorizing a direct care registered nurse to refuse to perform certain activities if he or she determines that it is not in the best interests of the patient, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (AHS)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/2/2013 Senate • Filed
3/7/2013 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 183
• Introduced -SJ 183
5/3/2013 Senate • Died in Health Policy