New Legislation Impacting Your Profession

Posted in Latest News on May 16, 2019.

HB 23 - Telehealth

Effective Date: July 1, 2019
HB 23 (Full Text)

Summary:
Creates section 456.47, Florida Statutes, establishing standards of practice for telehealth providers, registration of out-of-state providers, venue requirements and exemptions. Additionally, effective July 1, 2020, the Department shall annually review the amount of any fees collected under section 456.47, Florida Statutes, to determine whether such fees are sufficient for the Department and Boards to implement the section.

HB 7067 - Registration Fees

Effective Date: July 1, 2019
HB 7067 (Full Text)

Summary:
Adds subsection (4) to section 456.47, Florida Statutes, establishing the initial and renewal applicant registration fee of $150 for out-of-state telehealth providers.

SB 1418 - Mental Health

Effective Date: July 1, 2019
SB 1418 (Full Text)

Summary:
Requires a psychiatrist to disclose patient communicaitons to the extent necessary to warn law enforcement of a threat of serious bodily injury or death made by a patient or client. Requires law enforcement to notify potential victims of the the threat and provides that such disclosure of confidential communcations may bot be the basis of legal action or any civil or criminal liability against the psychiatrist or psychologist.


If you’d like to view all 2019 bills impacting health care professions, please go to www.flhealthsource.gov/2019-bills



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