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CS/HB 539: Hospice Care

GENERAL BILL by Health Innovation Subcommittee ; Harrell

Hospice Care; Revises deadline for certain rule adoptions by DEA, in conjunction with AHCA; requires department, in conjunction with agency, to adopt certain hospice outcome measures & make such measures public; authorizes hospice or certain entities to provide palliative care to seriously ill patient; authorizes hospice to assist in disposal of certain prescribed controlled substances; provides requirements for such disposals; revises confidentiality provisions for certain patient records.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 3/23/2017 House - Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 450
Location: In committee/council (HHS)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/25/2017 House • Filed
2/6/2017 House • Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 70
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 70
3/16/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Innovation Subcommittee, 03/20/17, 1:00 pm, Mashburn Hall
3/20/2017 House • CS by Health Innovation Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 407
3/21/2017 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Health Innovation Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 400
3/23/2017 House • Original reference(s) removed: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 450
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 450