Florida Senate - 2021                             CS for SB 2006
       By the Committee on Appropriations; and Senator Burgess
       576-03674-21                                          20212006c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to emergency management; amending s.
    3         11.90, F.S.; authorizing the Legislative Budget
    4         Commission to convene to transfer certain funds to the
    5         Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund; amending s.
    6         252.311, F.S.; revising legislative intent with
    7         respect to the State Emergency Management Act;
    8         amending s. 252.34, F.S.; defining terms; amending s.
    9         252.35, F.S.; requiring that the state comprehensive
   10         emergency management plan provide for certain public
   11         health emergency communications and include the
   12         Department of Health’s public health emergency plan;
   13         requiring the Division of Emergency Management to
   14         cooperate with federal and state health agencies;
   15         requiring statewide awareness and education programs
   16         to include education on public health emergency
   17         preparedness and mitigation; requiring the division to
   18         complete and maintain an inventory of personal
   19         protection equipment; directing the division to submit
   20         a specified annual report to the Governor, the
   21         Legislature, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme
   22         Court; providing limitations on the timeframe for
   23         delegation of certain authorities by the division;
   24         requiring the division to submit a specified biennial
   25         report to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court;
   26         amending s. 252.355, F.S.; requiring the division to
   27         maintain certain information on special needs options
   28         during certain public health emergencies; deleting
   29         obsolete language; amending s. 252.356, F.S.;
   30         requiring state agencies that contract with providers
   31         for the care of persons with certain disabilities or
   32         limitations to include in such contracts a procedure
   33         for providing essential services in preparation for,
   34         during, and following public health emergencies;
   35         amending s. 252.359, F.S.; redefining the term
   36         “essentials” to include personal protective equipment
   37         used during public health emergencies; amending s.
   38         252.36, F.S.; limiting the duration of emergency
   39         orders, proclamations, and rules issued by the
   40         Governor; providing legislative intent; providing a
   41         presumption that K-12 public schools should remain
   42         open, if possible, during an extended public health
   43         emergency; providing a presumption that businesses
   44         should remain open, if possible, during an extended
   45         public health emergency; requiring the Governor to
   46         include specific reasons for closing or restricting
   47         in-person attendance at K-12 public schools and for
   48         closing or restricting operations of businesses during
   49         an extended public health emergency; requiring the
   50         Governor to provide specific reasons if such schools
   51         or businesses are closed as part of an emergency
   52         declaration; requiring the Governor to regularly
   53         review and reassess any issued emergency declarations;
   54         requiring the Governor to provide notice of
   55         declarations of emergencies to the Legislature;
   56         expanding the Legislature’s authority to terminate
   57         states of emergency; requiring that all emergency
   58         declarations and orders be filed with the Division of
   59         Administrative Hearings within a specified timeframe;
   60         specifying that failure to timely file such
   61         declarations or orders results in their being voided;
   62         requiring the division to index and make such
   63         emergency orders available on its website within a
   64         specified timeframe; requiring such orders to be
   65         searchable by specified criteria; requiring that the
   66         Division of Emergency Management publish a link to the
   67         index on its website; providing for retroactive
   68         application; directing the Governor to report certain
   69         department and agency activities to the Legislature
   70         during a state of emergency; creating s. 252.3611,
   71         F.S.; requiring specified information to be included
   72         in orders, proclamations, and rules issued by the
   73         Governor, the division, or an agency; directing the
   74         Governor to submit specified contracts to the
   75         Legislature; directing specified entities to submit
   76         reports to the Legislature; directing the Auditor
   77         General to conduct specified financial audits;
   78         amending s. 252.365, F.S.; requiring that disaster
   79         preparedness plans of specified agencies address
   80         pandemics and public health emergencies and include
   81         certain increases in public access of government
   82         services and availability and distribution of personal
   83         protective equipment during an emergency; directing
   84         agencies to update disaster preparedness plans by a
   85         specified date; amending s. 252.37, F.S.; revising
   86         legislative intent; authorizing the Governor to
   87         transfer and expend moneys in the Emergency
   88         Preparedness and Response Fund; requiring certain
   89         notice and approval for the transfer and expenditure
   90         of specified funds; providing that if the President of
   91         the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives
   92         object in writing to the transfer, the Governor must
   93         void the action; authorizing the Governor to request
   94         additional funds from the Emergency Preparedness and
   95         Response Fund, subject to approval by the Legislative
   96         Budget Commission; providing construction; requiring
   97         state agencies, counties, or municipalities to submit
   98         to the Legislature a spending plan for certain
   99         emergency funds; amending s. 252.385, F.S.; requiring
  100         the division’s hurricane shelter plan to address
  101         hurricane shelter needs during public health
  102         emergencies; amending s. 252.44, F.S.; requiring
  103         emergency mitigation planning by state agencies to
  104         include agencies with jurisdiction over public health;
  105         amending s. 252.46, F.S.; providing that a failure by
  106         a political subdivision to file certain orders and
  107         rules with specified entities within a specified
  108         timeframe voids the issued orders or rules; requiring
  109         that certain orders be available on a dedicated
  110         website; requiring the Division of Emergency
  111         Management to provide such links on its website in a
  112         specified format; amending s. 377.703, F.S.;
  113         conforming a cross-reference; amending s. 381.00315,
  114         F.S.; revising a definition; directing the Department
  115         of Health to develop a specified public health
  116         emergency plan; directing the State Health Officer to
  117         establish methods of reporting certain data;
  118         authorizing the State Health Officer to order and
  119         request assistance with specified duties; amending s.
  120         406.11, F.S.; requiring district medical examiners to
  121         certify deaths and to assist the State Health Officer
  122         with certain functions upon request; providing that
  123         any emergency orders issued before a specified date
  124         will expire but may be reissued if certain conditions
  125         exist and a certain requirement is met; requiring the
  126         Department of Business and Professional Regulation, by
  127         a specified date, to review all executive orders
  128         issued under its delegated authority during the COVID
  129         19 pandemic to make recommendations to the
  130         Legislature; providing effective dates.
  132  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
  134         Section 1. Contingent upon SB 1892 or similar legislation
  135  creating the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund taking
  136  effect, subsection (8) is added to section 11.90, Florida
  137  Statutes, to read:
  138         11.90 Legislative Budget Commission.—
  139         (8)The commission may convene to transfer unappropriated
  140  surplus funds to the Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund.
  141         Section 2. Section 252.311, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  142  read:
  143         252.311 Legislative intent.—
  144         (1) The Legislature finds and declares that the state is
  145  vulnerable to a wide range of emergencies, including natural,
  146  technological, and manmade disasters, all of which threaten the
  147  life, health, and safety of its people; damage and destroy
  148  property; disrupt services and everyday business and
  149  recreational activities; and impede economic growth and
  150  development. The Legislature further finds that this
  151  vulnerability is exacerbated by the tremendous growth in the
  152  state’s population, especially the growth in the number of
  153  persons residing in coastal areas, in the elderly population, in
  154  the number of seasonal vacationers, and in the number of persons
  155  with special needs. This growth has greatly complicated the
  156  state’s ability to coordinate its emergency management resources
  157  and activities.
  158         (2) It is the intent of the Legislature to reduce the
  159  vulnerability of the people and property of this state; to
  160  prepare for efficient evacuation and shelter of threatened or
  161  affected persons; to provide for the rapid and orderly provision
  162  of relief to persons and for the restoration of services and
  163  property; to prepare for and efficiently respond to public
  164  health emergencies; and to provide for the coordination of
  165  activities relating to emergency preparedness, response,
  166  recovery, and mitigation among and between agencies and
  167  officials of this state, with similar agencies and officials of
  168  other states, with local and federal governments, with
  169  interstate organizations, and with the private sector.
  170         (3) It is further the intent of the Legislature to promote
  171  the state’s emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and
  172  mitigation capabilities through enhanced coordination, long-term
  173  planning, and adequate funding. State policy for responding to
  174  disasters is to support local emergency response efforts. In the
  175  case of a major or catastrophic disaster, however, the needs of
  176  residents and communities will likely be greater than local
  177  resources. In these situations, the state must be capable of
  178  providing effective, coordinated, and timely support to
  179  communities and the public. Therefore, the Legislature hereby
  180  determines and declares that the provisions of this act fulfill
  181  an important state interest.
  182         (4)It is further the intent of the Legislature to minimize
  183  the negative effects of an extended emergency, such as a
  184  pandemic or another public health emergency. The Legislature
  185  recognizes that there are significant negative impacts on
  186  children and families associated with school closures during a
  187  public health emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The
  188  Legislature also recognizes the significant negative impacts of
  189  such emergencies on the economy due to business closures.
  190         (5) It is further the intent of the Legislature that all
  191  aspects of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery be
  192  made transparent to the public to the greatest extent possible.
  193         Section 3. Present subsections (9) and (10) of section
  194  252.34, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (10)
  195  and (12), respectively, and new subsections (9) and (11) are
  196  added to that section, to read:
  197         252.34 Definitions.—As used in this part, the term:
  198         (9)“Personal protective equipment” means protective
  199  clothing or equipment designed to protect an individual person
  200  from injury or the spread of infection.
  201         (11)“Public health emergency” means any occurrence, or
  202  threat thereof, whether natural or manmade, which results or may
  203  result in substantial injury or harm to the public health from
  204  infectious disease, chemical agents, nuclear agents, biological
  205  toxins, or situations involving mass casualties or natural
  206  disasters, declared as a public health emergency as declared by
  207  the State Health Officer.
  208         Section 4. Subsection (2) of section 252.35, Florida
  209  Statutes, is amended to read:
  210         252.35 Emergency management powers; Division of Emergency
  211  Management.—
  212         (2) The division is responsible for carrying out the
  213  provisions of ss. 252.31-252.90. In performing its duties, the
  214  division shall:
  215         (a) Prepare a state comprehensive emergency management
  216  plan, which shall be integrated into and coordinated with the
  217  emergency management plans and programs of the Federal
  218  Government. The division shall must adopt the plan as a rule in
  219  accordance with chapter 120. The plan must shall be implemented
  220  by a continuous, integrated comprehensive emergency management
  221  program. The plan must contain provisions to ensure that the
  222  state is prepared for emergencies and minor, major, and
  223  catastrophic disasters, and the division shall work closely with
  224  local governments and agencies and organizations with emergency
  225  management responsibilities in preparing and maintaining the
  226  plan. The state comprehensive emergency management plan must
  227  shall be operations oriented and:
  228         1. Include an evacuation component that includes specific
  229  regional and interregional planning provisions and promotes
  230  intergovernmental coordination of evacuation activities. This
  231  component must, at a minimum: contain guidelines for lifting
  232  tolls on state highways; ensure coordination pertaining to
  233  evacuees crossing county lines; set forth procedures for
  234  directing people caught on evacuation routes to safe shelter;
  235  establish strategies for ensuring sufficient, reasonably priced
  236  fueling locations along evacuation routes; and establish
  237  policies and strategies for emergency medical evacuations.
  238         2. Include a shelter component that includes specific
  239  regional and interregional planning provisions and promotes
  240  coordination of shelter activities between the public, private,
  241  and nonprofit sectors. This component must, at a minimum:
  242  contain strategies to ensure the availability of adequate public
  243  shelter space in each region of the state; establish strategies
  244  for refuge-of-last-resort programs; provide strategies to assist
  245  local emergency management efforts to ensure that adequate
  246  staffing plans exist for all shelters, including medical and
  247  security personnel; provide for a postdisaster communications
  248  system for public shelters; establish model shelter guidelines
  249  for operations, registration, inventory, power generation
  250  capability, information management, and staffing; and set forth
  251  policy guidance for sheltering people with special needs.
  252         3. Include a postdisaster response and recovery component
  253  that includes specific regional and interregional planning
  254  provisions and promotes intergovernmental coordination of
  255  postdisaster response and recovery activities. This component
  256  must provide for postdisaster response and recovery strategies
  257  according to whether a disaster is minor, major, or
  258  catastrophic. The postdisaster response and recovery component
  259  must, at a minimum: establish the structure of the state’s
  260  postdisaster response and recovery organization; establish
  261  procedures for activating the state’s plan; set forth policies
  262  used to guide postdisaster response and recovery activities;
  263  describe the chain of command during the postdisaster response
  264  and recovery period; describe initial and continuous
  265  postdisaster response and recovery actions; identify the roles
  266  and responsibilities of each involved agency and organization;
  267  provide for a comprehensive communications plan; establish
  268  procedures for monitoring mutual aid agreements; provide for
  269  rapid impact assessment teams; ensure the availability of an
  270  effective statewide urban search and rescue program coordinated
  271  with the fire services; ensure the existence of a comprehensive
  272  statewide medical care and relief plan administered by the
  273  Department of Health; and establish systems for coordinating
  274  volunteers and accepting and distributing donated funds and
  275  goods.
  276         4. Include additional provisions addressing aspects of
  277  preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation as determined
  278  necessary by the division.
  279         5. Address the need for coordinated and expeditious
  280  deployment of state resources, including the Florida National
  281  Guard. In the case of an imminent major disaster, procedures
  282  should address predeployment of the Florida National Guard, and,
  283  in the case of an imminent catastrophic disaster, procedures
  284  should address predeployment of the Florida National Guard and
  285  the United States Armed Forces.
  286         6. Establish a system of communications and warning to
  287  ensure that the state’s population and emergency management
  288  agencies are warned of developing emergency situations,
  289  including public health emergencies, and can communicate
  290  emergency response decisions.
  291         7. Establish guidelines and schedules for annual exercises
  292  that evaluate the ability of the state and its political
  293  subdivisions to respond to minor, major, and catastrophic
  294  disasters and support local emergency management agencies. Such
  295  exercises shall be coordinated with local governments and, to
  296  the extent possible, the Federal Government.
  297         8. Assign lead and support responsibilities to state
  298  agencies and personnel for emergency support functions and other
  299  support activities.
  300         9.Include the public health emergency plan developed by
  301  the Department of Health pursuant to s. 381.00315.
  303  The complete state comprehensive emergency management plan must
  304  shall be submitted to the President of the Senate, the Speaker
  305  of the House of Representatives, and the Governor on February 1
  306  of every even-numbered year.
  307         (b) Adopt standards and requirements for county emergency
  308  management plans. The standards and requirements must ensure
  309  that county plans are coordinated and consistent with the state
  310  comprehensive emergency management plan. If a municipality
  311  elects to establish an emergency management program, it must
  312  adopt a city emergency management plan that complies with all
  313  standards and requirements applicable to county emergency
  314  management plans.
  315         (c) Assist political subdivisions in preparing and
  316  maintaining emergency management plans.
  317         (d) Review periodically political subdivision emergency
  318  management plans for consistency with the state comprehensive
  319  emergency management plan and standards and requirements adopted
  320  under this section.
  321         (e) Cooperate with the President, the heads of the Armed
  322  Forces, the various federal emergency management agencies,
  323  federal or state health agencies, and the officers and agencies
  324  of other states in matters pertaining to emergency management in
  325  the state and the nation and incidents thereof and, in
  326  connection therewith, take any measures that it deems proper to
  327  carry into effect any request of the President and the
  328  appropriate federal officers and agencies for any emergency
  329  management action, including the direction or control of:
  330         1. Emergency management drills, tests, or exercises of
  331  whatever nature.
  332         2. Warnings and signals for tests and drills, attacks, or
  333  other imminent emergencies or threats thereof and the mechanical
  334  devices to be used in connection with such warnings and signals.
  335         (f) Make recommendations to the Legislature, building code
  336  organizations, and political subdivisions for zoning, building,
  337  and other land use controls; safety measures for securing mobile
  338  homes or other nonpermanent or semipermanent structures; and
  339  other preparedness, prevention, and mitigation measures designed
  340  to eliminate emergencies or reduce their impact.
  341         (g) In accordance with the state comprehensive emergency
  342  management plan and program for emergency management, ascertain
  343  the requirements of the state and its political subdivisions for
  344  equipment and supplies of all kinds in the event of an
  345  emergency; plan for and either procure supplies, medicines,
  346  materials, and equipment or enter into memoranda of agreement or
  347  open purchase orders that will ensure their availability; and
  348  use and employ from time to time any of the property, services,
  349  and resources within the state in accordance with ss. 252.31
  350  252.90.
  351         (h) Anticipate trends and promote innovations that will
  352  enhance the emergency management system.
  353         (i) Institute statewide public awareness programs,
  354  including. This shall include an intensive public educational
  355  campaign on emergency preparedness issues. Such programs must
  356  include, including, but need not be limited to, the personal
  357  responsibility of individual residents citizens to be self
  358  sufficient for up to 72 hours following a natural or manmade
  359  disaster or a public health emergency. The public educational
  360  campaign must shall include relevant information on public
  361  health emergency mitigation, statewide disaster plans,
  362  evacuation routes, fuel suppliers, and shelters. All educational
  363  materials must be available in alternative formats and mediums
  364  to ensure that they are available to persons with disabilities.
  365         (j) In cooperation with the Department of Education,
  366  coordinate with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities to
  367  provide an educational outreach program on disaster preparedness
  368  and readiness to individuals who have limited English skills and
  369  identify persons who are in need of assistance but are not
  370  defined under special-needs criteria.
  371         (k) Prepare and distribute to appropriate state and local
  372  officials catalogs of federal, state, and private assistance
  373  programs.
  374         (l) Coordinate federal, state, and local emergency
  375  management activities and take all other steps, including the
  376  partial or full mobilization of emergency management forces and
  377  organizations in advance of an actual emergency, to ensure the
  378  availability of adequately trained and equipped forces of
  379  emergency management personnel before, during, and after
  380  emergencies and disasters.
  381         (m) Establish a schedule of fees that may be charged by
  382  local emergency management agencies for review of emergency
  383  management plans on behalf of external agencies and
  384  institutions. In establishing such schedule, the division shall
  385  consider facility size, review complexity, and other factors.
  386         (n) Implement training programs to improve the ability of
  387  state and local emergency management personnel to prepare and
  388  implement emergency management plans and programs. This shall
  389  include a continuous training program for agencies and
  390  individuals that will be called on to perform key roles in state
  391  and local postdisaster response and recovery efforts and for
  392  local government personnel on federal and state postdisaster
  393  response and recovery strategies and procedures.
  394         (o) Review periodically emergency operating procedures of
  395  state agencies and recommend revisions as needed to ensure
  396  consistency with the state comprehensive emergency management
  397  plan and program.
  398         (p) Make such surveys of industries, resources, and
  399  facilities within the state, both public and private, as are
  400  necessary to carry out the purposes of ss. 252.31-252.90.
  401         (q) Prepare, in advance whenever possible, such executive
  402  orders, proclamations, and rules for issuance by the Governor as
  403  are necessary or appropriate for coping with emergencies and
  404  disasters.
  405         (r) Cooperate with the Federal Government and any public or
  406  private agency or entity in achieving any purpose of ss. 252.31
  407  252.90 and in implementing programs for mitigation, preparation,
  408  response, and recovery.
  409         (s) Complete an inventory of portable generators owned by
  410  the state and local governments which are capable of operating
  411  during a major disaster. The inventory must identify, at a
  412  minimum, the location of each generator, the number of
  413  generators stored at each specific location, the agency to which
  414  each generator belongs, the primary use of the generator by the
  415  owner agency, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of
  416  persons having the authority to loan the stored generators as
  417  authorized by the division during a declared emergency.
  418         (t) Maintain an inventory list of generators owned by the
  419  state and local governments. In addition, the division may keep
  420  a list of private entities, along with appropriate contact
  421  information, which offer generators for sale or lease. The list
  422  of private entities shall be available to the public for
  423  inspection in written and electronic formats.
  424         (u) Acquire and maintain a supply of personal protective
  425  equipment owned by the state for use by state agencies and to
  426  assist local government and the private sector in meeting safety
  427  needs during a declared emergency. The division shall conduct
  428  regular inventories of the supply, which must include
  429  projections of the need for additional personal protective
  430  equipment, as assessed by each governmental agency, to maintain
  431  the supply and replace expired items. The division shall
  432  maintain and replace the equipment on a standardized schedule
  433  that recognizes equipment expiration and obsolescence. This
  434  paragraph is subject to appropriation. The initial inventory
  435  must be reported by December 31, 2021, to the Governor, the
  436  President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of
  437  Representatives, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and,
  438  thereafter, the inventory must be reported by each December 31
  439  to those officers.
  440         (v) Assist political subdivisions with the creation and
  441  training of urban search and rescue teams and promote the
  442  development and maintenance of a state urban search and rescue
  443  program.
  444         (w)(v) Delegate, as necessary and appropriate, authority
  445  vested in it under ss. 252.31-252.90 and provide for the
  446  subdelegation of such authority. The duration of each such
  447  delegation or subdelegation during an emergency may not exceed
  448  60 days; however a delegation or subdelegation may be renewed
  449  during the emergency, as necessary.
  450         (x)(w) Report biennially to the President of the Senate,
  451  the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Chief Justice
  452  of the Supreme Court, and the Governor, no later than February 1
  453  of every odd-numbered year, the status of the emergency
  454  management capabilities of the state and its political
  455  subdivisions. This report must include the emergency management
  456  capabilities related to public health emergencies, as determined
  457  in collaboration with the Department of Health.
  458         (y)(x) In accordance with chapter 120, create, implement,
  459  administer, adopt, amend, and rescind rules, programs, and plans
  460  needed to carry out the provisions of ss. 252.31-252.90 with due
  461  consideration for, and in cooperating with, the plans and
  462  programs of the Federal Government. In addition, the division
  463  may adopt rules in accordance with chapter 120 to administer and
  464  distribute federal financial predisaster and postdisaster
  465  assistance for prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response,
  466  and recovery.
  467         (z)(y) Do other things necessary, incidental, or
  468  appropriate for the implementation of ss. 252.31-252.90.
  469         Section 5. Subsection (2) of section 252.355, Florida
  470  Statutes, is amended to read:
  471         252.355 Registry of persons with special needs; notice;
  472  registration program.—
  473         (2) In order to ensure that all persons with special needs
  474  may register, the division shall develop and maintain a special
  475  needs shelter registration program. During a public health
  476  emergency in which physical distancing is necessary, as
  477  determined by the State Health Officer, the division must
  478  maintain information on special needs shelter options that
  479  mitigate the threat of the spread of infectious diseases The
  480  registration program must be developed by January 1, 2015, and
  481  fully implemented by March 1, 2015.
  482         (a) The registration program shall include, at a minimum, a
  483  uniform electronic registration form and a database for
  484  uploading and storing submitted registration forms that may be
  485  accessed by the appropriate local emergency management agency.
  486  The link to the registration form shall be easily accessible on
  487  each local emergency management agency’s website. Upon receipt
  488  of a paper registration form, the local emergency management
  489  agency shall enter the person’s registration information into
  490  the database.
  491         (b) To assist in identifying persons with special needs,
  492  home health agencies, hospices, nurse registries, home medical
  493  equipment providers, the Department of Children and Families,
  494  the Department of Health, the Agency for Health Care
  495  Administration, the Department of Education, the Agency for
  496  Persons with Disabilities, the Department of Elderly Affairs,
  497  and memory disorder clinics shall, and any physician licensed
  498  under chapter 458 or chapter 459 and any pharmacy licensed under
  499  chapter 465 may, annually provide registration information to
  500  all of their special needs clients or their caregivers. The
  501  division shall develop a brochure that provides information
  502  regarding special needs shelter registration procedures. The
  503  brochure must be easily accessible on the division’s website.
  504  All appropriate agencies and community-based service providers,
  505  including aging and disability resource centers, memory disorder
  506  clinics, home health care providers, hospices, nurse registries,
  507  and home medical equipment providers, shall, and any physician
  508  licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459 may, assist emergency
  509  management agencies by annually registering persons with special
  510  needs for special needs shelters, collecting registration
  511  information for persons with special needs as part of the
  512  program intake process, and establishing programs to educate
  513  clients about the registration process and disaster preparedness
  514  safety procedures. A client of a state-funded or federally
  515  funded service program who has a physical, mental, or cognitive
  516  impairment or sensory disability and who needs assistance in
  517  evacuating, or when in a shelter, must register as a person with
  518  special needs. The registration program shall give persons with
  519  special needs the option of preauthorizing emergency response
  520  personnel to enter their homes during search and rescue
  521  operations if necessary to ensure their safety and welfare
  522  following disasters.
  523         (c) The division shall be the designated lead agency
  524  responsible for community education and outreach to the public,
  525  including special needs clients, regarding registration and
  526  special needs shelters and general information regarding shelter
  527  stays.
  528         (d) On or before May 31 of each year, each electric utility
  529  in the state shall annually notify residential customers in its
  530  service area of the availability of the registration program
  531  available through their local emergency management agency by:
  532         1. An initial notification upon the activation of new
  533  residential service with the electric utility, followed by one
  534  annual notification between January 1 and May 31; or
  535         2. Two separate annual notifications between January 1 and
  536  May 31.
  538  The notification may be made by any available means, including,
  539  but not limited to, written, electronic, or verbal notification,
  540  and may be made concurrently with any other notification to
  541  residential customers required by law or rule.
  542         Section 6. Subsection (5) of section 252.356, Florida
  543  Statutes, is amended to read:
  544         252.356 Emergency and disaster planning provisions to
  545  assist persons with disabilities or limitations.—State agencies
  546  that contract with providers for the care of persons with
  547  disabilities or limitations that make such persons dependent
  548  upon the care of others shall include emergency and disaster
  549  planning provisions in such contracts at the time the contracts
  550  are initiated or upon renewal. These provisions shall include,
  551  but shall not be limited to:
  552         (5) A procedure for providing the essential services the
  553  organization currently provides to special needs clients in
  554  preparation for, and during, and following, a disaster,
  555  including, but not limited to, a public health emergency.
  556         Section 7. Subsection (2) of section 252.359, Florida
  557  Statutes, is amended to read:
  558         252.359 Ensuring availability of emergency supplies.—
  559         (2) As used in this section, the term “essentials” means
  560  goods that are consumed or used as a direct result of a declared
  561  emergency, or that are consumed or used to preserve, protect, or
  562  sustain life, health, safety, or economic well-being. The term
  563  includes, but is not limited to, personal protective equipment
  564  used in the event of a public health emergency.
  565         Section 8. Present subsections (3) through (10) of section
  566  252.36, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (4)
  567  through (11), respectively, a new subsection (3) is added to
  568  that section, and subsections (1) and (2) and paragraph (c) of
  569  present subsection (5) of that section are amended, to read:
  570         252.36 Emergency management powers of the Governor.—
  571         (1)(a) The Governor is responsible for meeting the dangers
  572  presented to this state and its people by emergencies. In the
  573  event of an emergency beyond local control, the Governor, or, in
  574  the Governor’s absence, her or his successor as provided by law,
  575  may assume direct operational control over all or any part of
  576  the emergency management functions within this state, and she or
  577  he shall have the power through proper process of law to carry
  578  out the provisions of this section. The Governor is authorized
  579  to delegate such powers as she or he may deem prudent.
  580         (b) Pursuant to the authority vested in her or him under
  581  paragraph (a), the Governor may issue executive orders,
  582  proclamations, and rules and may amend or rescind them. Such
  583  executive orders, proclamations, and rules shall have the force
  584  and effect of law. An executive order, a proclamation, or a rule
  585  must be limited to a duration of not more than 60 days and may
  586  be renewed as necessary during the duration of the emergency. If
  587  renewed, the order, proclamation, or rule must specifically
  588  state which provisions are being renewed.
  589         (c)The Legislature intends that, during an extended public
  590  health emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, there should be
  591  a presumption that K-12 public schools, to the greatest extent
  592  possible, should remain open so long as the health and safety of
  593  students and school personnel can be maintained by specific
  594  public health mitigation strategies recommended by federal or
  595  state health agencies for educational settings. The Legislature
  596  also intends that during such an event, there be a presumption
  597  that businesses should remain open to the greatest extent
  598  possible so long as the health and safety of employees and
  599  customers can be reasonably protected by specific public health
  600  mitigation strategies recommended by federal or state health
  601  agencies, including but not limited to the Occupational Safety
  602  and Health Administration.
  603         1. If the Governor declares by executive order or
  604  proclamation that the emergency requires closure of or
  605  restricted in-person attendance at K-12 public schools, the
  606  executive order or proclamation must contain specific reasons
  607  for those determinations, and he or she must review and reassess
  608  the situation regularly.
  609         2. If the Governor declares by executive order or
  610  proclamation that the emergency requires businesses to restrict
  611  their operations or close, the executive order or proclamation
  612  must contain specific reasons for those determinations, and he
  613  or she must review and reassess the situation regularly.
  614         (2) A state of emergency must shall be declared by
  615  executive order or proclamation of the Governor if she or he
  616  finds an emergency has occurred or that the occurrence or the
  617  threat thereof is imminent. The state of emergency must shall
  618  continue until the Governor finds that the threat or danger has
  619  been dealt with to the extent that the emergency conditions no
  620  longer exist and she or he terminates the state of emergency by
  621  executive order or proclamation, but no state of emergency may
  622  continue for longer than 60 days unless renewed by the Governor.
  623  The Legislature by concurrent resolution may terminate a state
  624  of emergency at any time. Thereupon, the Governor shall issue an
  625  executive order or proclamation ending the state of emergency.
  626  All executive orders or proclamations issued under this section
  627  must shall indicate the nature of the emergency, the area or
  628  areas threatened, and the conditions which have brought the
  629  emergency about or which make possible its termination. An
  630  executive order or proclamation must shall be promptly
  631  disseminated by means calculated to bring its contents to the
  632  attention of the general public; and, unless the circumstances
  633  attendant upon the emergency prevent or impede such filing, the
  634  order or proclamation must shall be filed promptly with the
  635  Department of State, the President of the Senate and the Speaker
  636  of the House of Representatives, and in the offices of the
  637  county commissioners in the counties to which the order or
  638  proclamation applies.
  639         (3)(a) At any time, the Legislature, by concurrent
  640  resolution, may terminate a state of emergency or any specific
  641  order thereunder. Upon such concurrent resolution, the Governor
  642  shall issue an executive order or proclamation consistent with
  643  the concurrent resolution.
  644         (b) Notwithstanding s. 252.46(2), all emergency
  645  declarations and orders, regardless of how titled, issued under
  646  the authority of this part by the Governor or any agency,
  647  whether by direct, delegated, or subdelegated authority, before,
  648  during, or after a declared emergency, must be immediately filed
  649  with the Division of Administrative Hearings. Failure to file
  650  any such declaration or order with the division within 5 days
  651  after issuance voids the declaration or order. The division
  652  shall index all such declarations and orders and make them
  653  available in searchable format on its website within 3 days of
  654  filing. The searchable format must include, but is not limited
  655  to, searches by term, referenced statutes, and rules and must
  656  include a search category that specifically identifies emergency
  657  orders in effect at any given time. A link to the division’s
  658  index must be placed in a conspicuous location on the Division
  659  of Emergency Management’s website. This subsection applies
  660  retroactively to all executive emergency declarations and orders
  661  in effect on July 1, 2021.
  662         (6)(5) In addition to any other powers conferred upon the
  663  Governor by law, she or he may:
  664         (c) Transfer the direction, personnel, or functions of
  665  state departments and agencies or units thereof for the purpose
  666  of performing or facilitating emergency services. The transfer
  667  of the direction, personnel, or functions of state departments
  668  and agencies must be reported monthly on a cumulative basis to
  669  the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
  670  Representatives.
  671         Section 9. Section 252.3611, Florida Statutes, is created
  672  to read:
  673         252.3611Transparency; audits.—
  674         (1)Each order, proclamation, or rule issued by the
  675  Governor, the division, or any agency must specify the statute
  676  or rule being amended or waived, if applicable, and the
  677  expiration date for the order, proclamation, or rule.
  678         (2)When the duration of an emergency exceeds 90 days:
  679         (a)Within 72 hours of executing a contract executed with
  680  moneys authorized for expenditure to support the response to the
  681  declared state of emergency, the Governor shall submit a copy of
  682  such contract to the Legislature. For contracts executed during
  683  the first 90 days of the emergency, the Governor shall submit a
  684  copy to the Legislature within the first 120 days of the
  685  declared emergency.
  686         (b)The Executive Office of the Governor or the appropriate
  687  agency shall submit monthly reports to the Legislature of all
  688  state expenditures, revenues received, and funds transferred by
  689  an agency during the previous month to support the declared
  690  state of emergency.
  691         (3)Once an emergency exceeds 1 year, the Auditor General
  692  shall conduct a financial audit of all associated expenditures
  693  and a compliance audit of all associated contracts entered into
  694  during the declared emergency. The Auditor General must update
  695  the audit annually until the emergency is declared to be ended.
  696         (4)Following the expiration or termination of a state of
  697  emergency, the Auditor General shall conduct a financial audit
  698  of all associated expenditures and a compliance audit of all
  699  associated contracts entered into during the state of emergency.
  700         Section 10. Subsection (3) of section 252.365, Florida
  701  Statutes, is amended to read:
  702         252.365 Emergency coordination officers; disaster
  703  preparedness plans.—
  704         (3) Emergency coordination officers shall ensure These
  705  individuals shall be responsible for ensuring that each state
  706  agency and facility, such as a prison, office building, or
  707  university, has a disaster preparedness plan that is coordinated
  708  with the applicable local emergency-management agency and
  709  approved by the division.
  710         (a) The disaster-preparedness plan must outline a
  711  comprehensive and effective program to ensure continuity of
  712  essential state functions under all circumstances, including,
  713  but not limited to, a pandemic or other public health emergency.
  714  The plan must identify a baseline of preparedness for a full
  715  range of potential emergencies to establish a viable capability
  716  to perform essential functions during any emergency or other
  717  situation that disrupts normal operations. This baseline must
  718  consider and include preparedness for rapid and large-scale
  719  increases in the public’s need to access government services
  720  through technology or other means during an emergency,
  721  including, but not limited to, a public health emergency.
  722         (b) The plan must include, at a minimum, the following
  723  elements: identification of essential functions, programs, and
  724  personnel; procedures to implement the plan and personnel
  725  notification and accountability; delegations of authority and
  726  lines of succession; identification of alternative facilities
  727  and related infrastructure, including those for communications;
  728  identification and protection of vital records and databases;
  729  provisions regarding the availability of, and distribution plans
  730  for, personal protective equipment; and schedules and procedures
  731  for periodic tests, training, and exercises.
  732         (c) The division shall develop and distribute guidelines
  733  for developing and implementing the plan. By December 31, 2022,
  734  each agency must update its plan to include provisions related
  735  to preparation for pandemics and other public health emergencies
  736  consistent with the plan developed pursuant to s. 381.00315.
  737  Each agency plan must be updated as needed to remain consistent
  738  with the state public health emergency management plan.
  739         Section 11. Subsection (3) of section 252.37, Florida
  740  Statutes, is amended, subsection (7) is added to that section,
  741  and subsection (2) of that section is amended contingent upon SB
  742  1892 or similar legislation creating the Emergency Preparedness
  743  and Response Fund taking effect, to read:
  744         252.37 Financing.—
  745         (2)(a) It is the legislative intent that the first recourse
  746  be made to funds specifically regularly appropriated to state
  747  and local agencies for disaster relief or response.
  748         (b) If the Governor finds that the demands placed upon
  749  these funds in coping with a particular disaster declared by the
  750  Governor as a state of emergency are unreasonably great, she or
  751  he may make funds available by transferring and expending moneys
  752  appropriated for other purposes, by transferring and expending
  753  moneys out of any unappropriated surplus funds, or from the
  754  Emergency Preparedness and Response Budget Stabilization Fund.
  755  Notice of such action, as provided in s. 216.177, must be
  756  delivered at least 7 days before the effective date of the
  757  action. If the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the
  758  House of Representatives timely advise in writing that they
  759  object to the transfer, the Governor must void such action. The
  760  Governor may request additional funds to be appropriated to the
  761  Emergency Preparedness and Response Fund by a budget amendment,
  762  subject to approval of the Legislative Budget Commission.
  763         (c) Following the expiration or termination of the state of
  764  emergency, the Governor may transfer moneys with a budget
  765  amendment, subject to approval by the Legislative Budget
  766  Commission, to satisfy the budget authority granted for such
  767  emergency. The transfers and expenditures supporting the
  768  amendment must be directly related to the declared disaster or
  769  emergency.
  770         (3) Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to
  771  limit the authority of the Governor to apply for, administer,
  772  and expend any grants, gifts, or payments in aid of emergency
  773  prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, or recovery.
  774         (7)Before any expenditures are made, an agency, a county,
  775  or a municipality must submit a detailed spending plan for any
  776  grants, gifts, loans, funds, payments, services, equipment,
  777  supplies, or materials received under this section in aid of or
  778  for the purpose of emergency prevention, management, mitigation,
  779  preparedness, response, or recovery to the President of the
  780  Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the
  781  chairs of the legislative appropriations committees. If an
  782  emergency situation precludes the advance submission of a
  783  detailed spending plan, the plan must be submitted as soon as
  784  practicable, but not later than 30 days after initiation of any
  785  expenditures and continuing every 30 days for the duration of
  786  the emergency and thereafter while funds continue to be
  787  disbursed in response to the emergency.
  788         Section 12. Subsections (1), (2), and (3) of section
  789  252.385, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  790         252.385 Public shelter space.—
  791         (1) It is the intent of the Legislature that this state not
  792  have a deficit of safe public hurricane evacuation shelter space
  793  in any region of the state by 1998 and thereafter.
  794         (2)(a) The division shall administer a program to survey
  795  existing schools, universities, community colleges, and other
  796  state-owned, municipally owned, and county-owned public
  797  buildings and any private facility that the owner, in writing,
  798  agrees to provide for use as a public hurricane evacuation
  799  shelter to identify those that are appropriately designed and
  800  located to serve as such shelters. The owners of the facilities
  801  must be given the opportunity to participate in the surveys. The
  802  state university boards of trustees, district school boards,
  803  community college boards of trustees, and the Department of
  804  Education are responsible for coordinating and implementing the
  805  survey of public schools, universities, and community colleges
  806  with the division or the local emergency management agency.
  807         (b) By January 31 of each even-numbered year, the division
  808  shall prepare and submit a statewide emergency shelter plan to
  809  the Governor and Cabinet for approval, subject to the
  810  requirements for approval in s. 1013.37(2). The emergency
  811  shelter plan must project, for each of the next 5 years, the
  812  hurricane shelter needs of the state, including periods of time
  813  during which a concurrent public health emergency may
  814  necessitate more space for each individual to accommodate
  815  physical distancing. In addition to information on the general
  816  shelter needs throughout this state, the plan must shall
  817  identify the general location and square footage of special
  818  needs shelters, by regional planning council region, during the
  819  next 5 years. The plan must shall also include information on
  820  the availability of shelters that accept pets. The Department of
  821  Health shall assist the division in determining the estimated
  822  need for special needs shelter space and the adequacy of
  823  facilities to meet the needs of persons with special needs based
  824  on information from the registries of persons with special needs
  825  and other information.
  826         (3) The division shall annually provide to the President of
  827  the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the
  828  Governor a list of facilities recommended to be retrofitted
  829  using state funds. State funds should be maximized and targeted
  830  to regional planning council regions with hurricane evacuation
  831  shelter deficits. Retrofitting facilities in regions with public
  832  hurricane evacuation shelter deficits shall be given first
  833  priority and should be completed by 2003. All recommended
  834  facilities should be retrofitted by 2008. The owner or lessee of
  835  a public hurricane evacuation shelter that is included on the
  836  list of facilities recommended for retrofitting is not required
  837  to perform any recommended improvements.
  838         Section 13. Subsection (1) of section 252.44, Florida
  839  Statutes, is amended to read:
  840         252.44 Emergency mitigation.—
  841         (1) In addition to prevention measures included in the
  842  state and local comprehensive emergency management plans, the
  843  Governor shall consider on a continuing basis steps that could
  844  be taken to mitigate the harmful consequences of emergencies. At
  845  the Governor’s direction and pursuant to any other authority and
  846  competence they have, state agencies, including, but not limited
  847  to, those charged with responsibilities in connection with
  848  protecting and maintaining the public health, flood plain
  849  management, stream encroachment and flow regulation, weather
  850  modification, fire prevention and control, air quality, public
  851  works, land use and land use planning, and construction
  852  standards, shall make studies of emergency-mitigation-related
  853  matters. The Governor, from time to time, shall make such
  854  recommendations to the Legislature, local governments, and other
  855  appropriate public and private entities as may facilitate
  856  measures for mitigation of the harmful consequences of
  857  emergencies.
  858         Section 14. Present subsection (3) of section 252.46,
  859  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (4), a new
  860  subsection (3) is added to that section, and subsection (2) of
  861  that section is amended, to read:
  862         252.46 Orders and rules.—
  863         (2) All orders and rules adopted by the division or any
  864  political subdivision or other agency authorized by ss. 252.31
  865  252.90 to make orders and rules have full force and effect of
  866  law after adoption in accordance with the provisions of chapter
  867  120 in the event of issuance by the division or any state agency
  868  or, if adopted promulgated by a political subdivision of the
  869  state or agency thereof, when filed in the office of the clerk
  870  or recorder of the political subdivision or agency adopting
  871  promulgating the same. Failure of a political subdivision to
  872  file any such order or rule with the office of the clerk or
  873  recorder within 3 days after issuance voids the declaration or
  874  order. All existing laws, ordinances, and rules inconsistent
  875  with the provisions of ss. 252.31-252.90, or any order or rule
  876  issued under the authority of ss. 252.31-252.90, shall be
  877  suspended during the period of time and to the extent that such
  878  conflict exists.
  879         (3) Emergency ordinances, declarations, and orders adopted
  880  by a political subdivision under the authority of ss. 252.31
  881  252.90, including those enacted by a municipality pursuant to s.
  882  166.041(3)(b), must be available on a dedicated webpage
  883  accessible through a conspicuous link on the political
  884  subdivision’s homepage. The dedicated webpage must identify the
  885  emergency ordinances, declarations, and orders currently in
  886  effect. Each political subdivision adopting emergency
  887  ordinances, declarations, or orders must provide the division
  888  with the link to the political subdivision’s dedicated webpage.
  889  The division must include these links in an easily identifiable
  890  format on its website.
  891         Section 15. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
  892  377.703, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  893         377.703 Additional functions of the Department of
  894  Agriculture and Consumer Services.—
  895         (2) DUTIES.—The department shall perform the following
  896  functions, unless as otherwise provided, consistent with the
  897  development of a state energy policy:
  898         (a) The Division of Emergency Management is responsible for
  899  the development of an energy emergency contingency plan to
  900  respond to serious shortages of primary and secondary energy
  901  sources. Upon a finding by the Governor, implementation of any
  902  emergency program shall be upon order of the Governor that a
  903  particular kind or type of fuel is, or that the occurrence of an
  904  event which is reasonably expected within 30 days will make the
  905  fuel, in short supply. The Division of Emergency Management
  906  shall then respond by instituting the appropriate measures of
  907  the contingency plan to meet the given emergency or energy
  908  shortage. The Governor may utilize the provisions of s.
  909  252.36(6) s. 252.36(5) to carry out any emergency actions
  910  required by a serious shortage of energy sources.
  911         Section 16. Paragraph (c) of subsection (1) and subsection
  912  (2) of section 381.00315, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  913         381.00315 Public health advisories; public health
  914  emergencies; isolation and quarantines.—The State Health Officer
  915  is responsible for declaring public health emergencies, issuing
  916  public health advisories, and ordering isolation or quarantines.
  917         (1) As used in this section, the term:
  918         (c) “Public health emergency” means any occurrence, or
  919  threat thereof, whether natural or manmade, which results or may
  920  result in substantial injury or harm to the public health from
  921  infectious disease, chemical agents, nuclear agents, biological
  922  toxins, or situations involving mass casualties or natural
  923  disasters.
  924         (2)(a)The department shall prepare and maintain a state
  925  public health emergency management plan to serve as a
  926  comprehensive guide to public health emergency response in this
  927  state. The department shall develop the plan in collaboration
  928  with the Division of Emergency Management, other executive
  929  agencies with functions relevant to public health emergencies,
  930  district medical examiners, and national and state public health
  931  experts and ensure that it integrates and coordinates with the
  932  public health emergency management plans and programs of the
  933  Federal Government. The plan must address each element of public
  934  health emergency planning and incorporate public health and
  935  epidemiological best practices to ensure that the state is
  936  prepared for every foreseeable public health emergency. The plan
  937  must include an assessment of state and local public health
  938  infrastructure, including information systems, physical plant,
  939  commodities, and human resources, and an analysis of the
  940  infrastructure necessary to achieve the level of readiness
  941  proposed by the plan for short-term and long-term public
  942  emergencies. Beginning July 1, 2022, the department shall submit
  943  the plan to the Division of Emergency Management for inclusion
  944  in the state comprehensive emergency management plan pursuant to
  945  s. 252.35. The department shall review the plan after the
  946  declared end of each public health emergency, and, in any event,
  947  at least every five years, and update its terms as necessary to
  948  ensure continuous planning.
  949         (b) Before declaring a public health emergency, the State
  950  Health Officer shall, to the extent possible, consult with the
  951  Governor and shall notify the Chief of Domestic Security. The
  952  declaration of a public health emergency shall continue until
  953  the State Health Officer finds that the threat or danger has
  954  been dealt with to the extent that the emergency conditions no
  955  longer exist and he or she terminates the declaration. However,
  956  a declaration of a public health emergency may not continue for
  957  longer than 60 days unless the Governor concurs in the renewal
  958  of the declaration.
  959         (c)The State Health Officer, upon declaration of a public
  960  health emergency, shall establish by order the method and
  961  procedure for identifying and reporting cases and deaths
  962  involving the infectious disease or other occurrence identified
  963  as the basis for the declared public health emergency. The
  964  method and procedure must be consistent with any standards
  965  developed by the Federal Government specific to the declared
  966  emergency or, if federal standards do not exist, must be
  967  consistent with public health best practices as identified by
  968  the State Health Officer. During the pendency of a public health
  969  emergency, the department is the sole entity responsible for the
  970  collection and official reporting and publication of cases and
  971  deaths. The State Health Officer, by order or emergency rule,
  972  may ensure necessary assistance from licensed health care
  973  providers in carrying out this function and may request the
  974  assistance of district medical examiners in performing this
  975  function.
  976         (d) The State Health Officer, upon declaration of a public
  977  health emergency, may take actions that are necessary to protect
  978  the public health. Such actions include, but are not limited to:
  979         1. Directing manufacturers of prescription drugs or over
  980  the-counter drugs who are permitted under chapter 499 and
  981  wholesalers of prescription drugs located in this state who are
  982  permitted under chapter 499 to give priority to the shipping of
  983  specified drugs to pharmacies and health care providers within
  984  geographic areas that have been identified by the State Health
  985  Officer. The State Health Officer must identify the drugs to be
  986  shipped. Manufacturers and wholesalers located in the state must
  987  respond to the State Health Officer’s priority shipping
  988  directive before shipping the specified drugs.
  989         2. Notwithstanding chapters 465 and 499 and rules adopted
  990  thereunder, directing pharmacists employed by the department to
  991  compound bulk prescription drugs and provide these bulk
  992  prescription drugs to physicians and nurses of county health
  993  departments or any qualified person authorized by the State
  994  Health Officer for administration to persons as part of a
  995  prophylactic or treatment regimen.
  996         3. Notwithstanding s. 456.036, temporarily reactivating the
  997  inactive license of the following health care practitioners,
  998  when such practitioners are needed to respond to the public
  999  health emergency: physicians licensed under chapter 458 or
 1000  chapter 459; physician assistants licensed under chapter 458 or
 1001  chapter 459; licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and
 1002  advanced practice registered nurses licensed under part I of
 1003  chapter 464; respiratory therapists licensed under part V of
 1004  chapter 468; and emergency medical technicians and paramedics
 1005  certified under part III of chapter 401. Only those health care
 1006  practitioners specified in this paragraph who possess an
 1007  unencumbered inactive license and who request that such license
 1008  be reactivated are eligible for reactivation. An inactive
 1009  license that is reactivated under this paragraph shall return to
 1010  inactive status when the public health emergency ends or before
 1011  the end of the public health emergency if the State Health
 1012  Officer determines that the health care practitioner is no
 1013  longer needed to provide services during the public health
 1014  emergency. Such licenses may only be reactivated for a period
 1015  not to exceed 90 days without meeting the requirements of s.
 1016  456.036 or chapter 401, as applicable.
 1017         4. Ordering an individual to be examined, tested,
 1018  vaccinated, treated, isolated, or quarantined for communicable
 1019  diseases that have significant morbidity or mortality and
 1020  present a severe danger to public health. Individuals who are
 1021  unable or unwilling to be examined, tested, vaccinated, or
 1022  treated for reasons of health, religion, or conscience may be
 1023  subjected to isolation or quarantine.
 1024         a. Examination, testing, vaccination, or treatment may be
 1025  performed by any qualified person authorized by the State Health
 1026  Officer.
 1027         b. If the individual poses a danger to the public health,
 1028  the State Health Officer may subject the individual to isolation
 1029  or quarantine. If there is no practical method to isolate or
 1030  quarantine the individual, the State Health Officer may use any
 1031  means necessary to vaccinate or treat the individual.
 1032         c. Any order of the State Health Officer given to
 1033  effectuate this paragraph is shall be immediately enforceable by
 1034  a law enforcement officer under s. 381.0012.
 1035         (e)(2) Individuals who assist the State Health Officer at
 1036  his or her request on a volunteer basis during a public health
 1037  emergency are entitled to the benefits specified in s.
 1038  110.504(2), (3), (4), and (5).
 1039         Section 17. Subsection (1) of section 406.11, Florida
 1040  Statutes, is amended, and paragraph (c) is added to subsection
 1041  (2) of that section, to read:
 1042         406.11 Examinations, investigations, and autopsies.—
 1043         (1) In any of the following circumstances involving the
 1044  death of a human being, the medical examiner of the district in
 1045  which the death occurred or the body was found shall determine
 1046  the cause of death and certify the death and shall, for that
 1047  purpose, make or perform have performed such examinations,
 1048  investigations, and autopsies as he or she deems shall deem
 1049  necessary or as shall be requested by the state attorney:
 1050         (a) When any person dies in this the state:
 1051         1. Of criminal violence.
 1052         2. By accident.
 1053         3. By suicide.
 1054         4. Suddenly, when in apparent good health.
 1055         5. Unattended by a practicing physician or other recognized
 1056  practitioner.
 1057         6. In any prison or penal institution.
 1058         7. In police custody.
 1059         8. In any suspicious or unusual circumstance.
 1060         9. By criminal abortion.
 1061         10. By poison.
 1062         11. By disease constituting a threat to public health.
 1063         12. By disease, injury, or toxic agent resulting from
 1064  employment.
 1065         (b) When a dead body is brought into this the state without
 1066  proper medical certification.
 1067         (c) When a body is to be cremated, dissected, or buried at
 1068  sea.
 1069         (2)
 1070         (c)A district medical examiner shall assist the State
 1071  Health Officer in identifying and reporting deaths upon a
 1072  request by the State Health Officer under s. 381.00315.
 1073         Section 18. For purposes of this act, all executive orders
 1074  issued pursuant to an emergency declaration by the Governor,
 1075  including through delegated or subdelegated authority, which are
 1076  issued more than 60 days before July 1, 2021, expire upon the
 1077  effective date of this act; however, an expired executive order
 1078  may be reissued for 60-day periods if the emergency conditions
 1079  persist, and if the reissued order states with specificity the
 1080  provisions being reissued.
 1081         Section 19. No later than September 30, 2021, the
 1082  Department of Business and Professional Regulation must review
 1083  all executive orders issued under its delegated authority during
 1084  the COVID-19 pandemic and make written recommendations to the
 1085  Legislature regarding any issues that should be codified in law.
 1086         Section 20. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
 1087  act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2021.