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SB 204: Delivery of Nursing Services


Delivery of Nursing Services; Creating the “Florida Hospital Patient Protection Act”; requiring that each health care facility implement a staffing plan that provides minimum direct care registered nurse staffing levels; prohibiting a health care facility from assigning unlicensed personnel to perform functions or tasks that should be performed by a licensed or registered nurse; requiring a direct care registered nurse to initiate action or to change a decision or an activity relating to a patient’s health care under certain circumstances; prohibiting a health care facility from interfering with the right of direct care registered nurses to organize, bargain collectively, and engage in concerted activity under a federal act, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    8/29/2019 Senate • Filed
    9/19/2019 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 18
    1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 18
    3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Health Policy

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  • SB 204, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 8/29/2019 at 3:04 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 651 Delivery of Nursing Services Watson Identical Last Action: 3/14/2020 H Died in Health Market Reform Subcommittee

    Citations - Statutes (1)

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

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