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SB 454: Health Care


Health Care; Creates the "Florida Hospital Patient Protection Act." Provides minimum staffing level requirements for the ratio of direct care registered nurses to patients in a health care facility. Requires that each facility implement a staffing plan. Prohibits a health care facility from assigning unlicensed personnel to perform functions or tasks that are performed by a licensed or registered nurse. Authorizes 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: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Health Regulation
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Regulation (HR)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Budget (BC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/14/2011 Senate • Filed
1/21/2011 Senate • Referred to Health Regulation; Judiciary; Budget -SJ 41
3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 41
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Regulation