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CS/SB 1742 — Home Medical Equipment Providers

by Appropriations Committee and Senators Mayfield and Bean

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill amends s. 400.93, F.S., to exempt physicians licensed under chs. 458, 459, or 460, F.S., from the requirement to be licensed as a home medical equipment provider in order to sell or rent electrostimulation medical equipment and supplies to their own patients in the course of their practice. Medical doctors, osteopathic physicians, and chiropractic physicians are included in the exemption.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2020.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 116-0