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CS/SB 1646: Telemedicine

GENERAL BILL by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities ; Health Policy

Telemedicine; Creating the "Florida Telemedicine Act”; requiring specified practitioners providing telemedicine services to patients in this state to be licensed in this state; authorizing nonFlorida licensed physicians to meet alternative requirements; providing standards and prohibitions for the provision of telemedicine services; authorizing the use of telemedicine services in the diagnosis and treatment of the human eye; prohibiting a managed care plan under Medicaid from using telemedicine providers that are not physicians, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Died in Appropriations
Location: In committee/council (AP)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (CU)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (AHS)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/6/2014 Senate SPB 7028 submitted as a committee bill (SB 1646) by Health Policy
• Filed
3/10/2014 Senate • Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 238
3/11/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 238
3/27/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities, 04/01/14, 9:30 am, 301 Senate Office Building
4/1/2014 Senate • CS by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; YEAS 6 NAYS 2 -SJ 442
4/3/2014 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities read 1st time -SJ 451
4/4/2014 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services -SJ 442
4/7/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, 04/09/14, 2:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
4/9/2014 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: Favorable with 1 amendment(s) by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (387622); YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -SJ 515
4/11/2014 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 515
5/2/2014 Senate • Died in Appropriations