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SB 578: Domestic Partners

GENERAL BILL by Sobel ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Margolis ; Joyner ; Soto ; Bullard ; Smith

Domestic Partners; Requiring a facility providing mental health services to authorize access to a patient by his or her domestic partner; adding “domestic partner” to the definition of the term “patient representative” as it relates to the Florida Electronic Health Records Exchange Act; establishing requirements for domestic partnership; identifying rights afforded to domestic partners; providing for termination of a domestic partnership; providing that a domestic partner may serve as a health care proxy, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  4. Judiciary (JU)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/3/2014 Senate • Filed
1/10/2014 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Community Affairs; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary -SJ 48
3/4/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 47
5/2/2014 Senate • Died in Health Policy