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.

SB 1418 - Mental Health

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

Summary:
Requires a psychologist to disclose patient communications 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 threat and provides that such disclosure of confidential communications may not be the basis of legal action or any civil or criminal liability against the 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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