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HB 905: Health Care

GENERAL BILL by Watson, B.

Health Care; Designates act as "Florida Hospital Patient Protection Act"; requires minimum staffing levels of direct care registered nurses in health care facility; prohibits facility from imposing mandatory overtime; specifies required ratios of direct care registered nurses to patients; prohibits health care facility from using video cameras or monitors as substitutes for required level of care; requires annual evaluation of staffing levels; requires AHCA to develop uniform standards for nurse staffing requirements; prohibits health care facility from assigning unlicensed personnel to perform functions of licensed or registered nurse; authorizes direct care registered nurse to assign activities to other nursing staff; provides that direct care registered nurse has right of action against facility that violates provisions of act; prohibits facility from interfering with nurses' right to organize or bargain collectively; authorizes agency to impose fines.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 House - Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/12/2014 House • Filed
    2/20/2014 House • Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 79
    3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 78
    5/2/2014 House • Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee

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  • HB 905, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/12/2014 at 1:27 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 1026 Health Care Braynon Similar Last Action: 5/2/2014 S Died in Health Policy
    Location: In committee/council (HP)

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    395.1014 Page 4 (pdf)

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