Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (857014) for CS for SB 918
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/26/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Grimsley) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 341 and 342
    4  insert:
    5         Section 5. Subsection (3) of section 384.23, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         384.23 Definitions.—
    8         (3) “Sexually transmissible disease” means a bacterial,
    9  viral, fungal, or parasitic disease, determined by rule of the
   10  department to be sexually transmissible, to be a threat to the
   11  public health and welfare, and to be a disease for which a
   12  legitimate public interest will be served by providing for
   13  prevention, elimination, control, regulation and treatment. The
   14  department must, by rule, determine In considering which
   15  diseases are to be designated as sexually transmissible
   16  diseases, the department shall consider such diseases as
   17  chancroid, gonorrhea, granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma
   18  venereum, genital herpes simplex, chlamydia, nongonococcal
   19  urethritis (NGU), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)/acute
   20  salpingitis, syphilis, and human immune deficiency virus
   21  infection for designation, and shall consider the
   22  recommendations and classifications of the Centers for Disease
   23  Control and Prevention centers for disease control and other
   24  nationally recognized medical authorities in making that
   25  determination. Not all diseases that are sexually transmissible
   26  need be designated for the purposes of this act.
   27         Section 6. Subsection (7) is added to section 384.27,
   28  Florida Statutes, to read:
   29         384.27 Physical examination and treatment.—
   30         (7)(a)A health care practitioner licensed under chapter
   31  458 or chapter 459 or certified under s. 464.012 may provide
   32  expedited partner therapy if the following requirements are met:
   33         1.The patient has a laboratory-confirmed or suspected
   34  clinical diagnosis of a sexually transmissible disease;
   35         2.The patient indicates that he or she has a partner with
   36  whom the patient has engaged in sexual activity before the
   37  diagnosis of the sexually transmissible disease; and
   38         3.The patient indicates that his or her partner is unable
   39  or unlikely to seek clinical services in a timely manner.
   40         (b)A pharmacist licensed under chapter 465 may dispense
   41  medication for a person diagnosed with a sexually transmissible
   42  disease pursuant to a prescription to treat that person’s
   43  partner, regardless of whether the person’s partner has been
   44  personally examined by the prescribing health care practitioner.
   45         (c)A pharmacist or health care practitioner must check for
   46  potential allergic reactions, in accordance with the prevailing
   47  professional standard of care, before dispensing a prescription
   48  or providing a medication.
   49         (d)The department may adopt rules to implement this
   50  subsection.
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   53  And the title is amended as follows:
   54         Delete line 21
   55  and insert:
   56         reporting requirements; amending s. 384.23, F.S.;
   57         requiring the department to designate by rule sexually
   58         transmissible diseases; deleting references to
   59         specific diseases that may be considered sexually
   60         transmissible diseases; amending s. 348.27, F.S.;
   61         authorizing certain health care practitioners to
   62         provide expedited partner therapy under certain
   63         circumstances; authorizing licensed pharmacists to
   64         dispense medication to a person diagnosed with a
   65         sexually transmissible disease under a prescription
   66         written for his or her partner, regardless of whether
   67         the person for whom the prescription was written has
   68         been physically examined by the prescribing
   69         practitioner; requiring that a pharmacist or a health
   70         care practitioner check for allergies before
   71         dispensing a prescription or providing medication;
   72         authorizing the department to adopt rules; amending s.
   73         401.27, F.S.;