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SB 222: Protection of Medical Freedom


Protection of Medical Freedom; Prohibiting the Department of Health from requiring enrollment in the state’s immunization registry or otherwise requiring persons to submit to immunization tracking; prohibiting business and governmental entities from requiring individuals to provide proof of vaccination or postinfection recovery from any disease to gain access to, entry upon, or service from such entities; prohibiting employers from refusing employment to, or discharging, disciplining, demoting, or otherwise discriminating against, an individual solely on the basis of vaccination or immunity status; revising the purposes of the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 to include discrimination protection for vaccination or immunity status, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 5/5/2023 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Health Policy (HP)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/18/2023 Senate • Filed
    1/26/2023 Senate • Referred to Judiciary; Health Policy; Rules
    3/7/2023 Senate • Introduced
    5/5/2023 Senate • Died in Judiciary

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  • SB 222, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/18/2023 at 8:42 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 305 Protection of Medical Freedom Barnaby Identical Last Action: 5/5/2023 H Died in Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee

    Citations - Statutes (21)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    381.003 Communicable disease and AIDS prevention and control. Page 3 (pdf)
    381.00316 COVID-19 vaccine documentation. Page 7 (pdf)
    448.077 Page 8 (pdf)
    626.9708 Page 10 (pdf)
    627.6441 Page 11 (pdf)
    627.6614 Page 11 (pdf)
    641.31078 Page 12 (pdf)
    760.01 Purposes; construction; title. Page 13 (pdf)
    760.02 Definitions. Page 13 (pdf)
    760.05 Functions of the commission. Page 16 (pdf)
    760.07 Remedies for unlawful discrimination. Page 16 (pdf)
    760.08 Discrimination in places of public accommodation. Page 17 (pdf)
    760.10 Unlawful employment practices. Page 17 (pdf)
    760.22 Definitions. Page 20 (pdf)
    760.23 Discrimination in the sale or rental of housing and other prohibited practices. Page 20 (pdf)
    760.24 Discrimination in the provision of brokerage services. Page 21 (pdf)
    760.25 Discrimination in the financing of housing or in residential real estate transactions. Page 22 (pdf)
    760.26 Prohibited discrimination in land use decisions and in permitting of development. Page 23 (pdf)
    760.29 Exemptions. Page 23 (pdf)
    760.60 Discriminatory practices of certain clubs prohibited; remedies. Page 23 (pdf)
    1003.22 School-entry health examinations; immunization against communicable diseases; exemptions; duties of Department of Health. Page 24 (pdf)

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