Legislative Bills Filed February 28, 2012

The following bills were filed on February 27 and 28, 2012.

HB 7133 Relating to Quality Improvement Initiatives for Entities Regulated by the Agency for Health Care Administration (Health & Human Services Committee)

Quality Improvement Initiatives for Entities Regulated by the Agency for Health Care Administration: Provides responsibilities of DCFS & mental health service providers for me ntal health residents who reside in ALFs; provides for imposition of contract penalties on Medicaid prepaid health plans & mental health service providers; provides for interagency agreement between DCFS & AHCA; requires specified information regarding confidentiality of complaints to State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program to be provided to residents of long-term care facilities upon admission; directs agency to establish & implement methodologies to adjust Medicaid rates for hospitals, nursing homes, & managed care plans; provides criteria for & limits on amount of Medicaid payment rate adjustments; directs agency to seek federal approval to implement performance payment system; provides applicability of performance payment system to general hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, & managed care plans; provides that specified persons who have regulatory responsibilities over or provide services to persons residing in ALFs must report suspected incidents of abuse to central a buse hotline; requires ALFs to be under management of licensed administrator; provides training & licensure requirements for administrators; authorizes agency to issue temporary license to administrator; provides additional requirements for limited mental health license; provides fines & penalties for specified violations by ALF; directs DEA to create advisory council to review circumstances of unexpected deaths in ALFs & of elopements; provides schedule for inspection of ALFs; provides that AHCA, DEA, DCFS, & APD shall develop or modify electronic information systems. Effective Date: July 1, 2012

SB 2134 Relating to Share Your Spare Act/Kidney Transplant (Smith (C))

Share Your Spare Act/Kidney Transplant; Urging Congress to pass the Share Your Spare Act, H.R. 2755, and the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patie nts Act, H.R. 2969 and S. 1454, etc.

Legislative Bills Filed February 17, 2012

SB 1990 - Relating to Developmental Disabilities (Budget)

Developmental Disabilities; Requiring that the Agency for Persons with Disabilities review a waiver support coordinator’s performance to ensure that the support coordinator meets or exceeds criteria established by the agency; requiring that the area office review the amount of funding needed to address the each client’s extraordinary needs in order to determine the medical necessity for each service in the amount, duration, frequency, intensity, and scope that meets the client’s needs; authorizing the agency to consult with the Department of Health, the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services concerning procedures related to the storage, preparation, serving, or display of food and procedures related to the detection and prevention of diseases caused by certain factors in the environment, etc. Effective Date: July 1, 2012

SB 1988 - Relating to Medicaid (Budget)

Medicaid; Deleting a prohibition preventing children who are eligible for coverage under a state health benefit plan from being eligible for services provided through the subsidized program; requiring a completed application, including a clinical screening, for enrollment in the Children’s Medical Services Network; updating references to data used for calculations in the disproportionate share program; providing an additional site in Broward County for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, etc. Effective Date: except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for section 23, which shall take effect upon this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1, 2012

March-April 2019 Health Law Updates

May 2019

Dear Health Law Section Members:                                                  

The Health Law Section (“HLS”) website has been updated with March through April 2019 articles on significant developments in the health law arena that may be of interest to you in your practice.  This particular edition primarily focuses on recent Florida and Federal legislative and regulatory updates.

These summaries are presented to HLS members for general information only and do not constitute legal advice from The Florida Bar or its Health Law Section. HLS thanks the following volunteers who have generously donated their time to prepare these summaries for our members: 

Trish Calhoun, Esq., Carlton Fields

Maria D. Garcia, Esq., Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton

Angelina Gonzalez, Esq., Panza Maurer

Amanda Hessein, Esq., Rutledge Ecenia, P.A.

Kathleen Premo, Esq., Elizabeth Scarola, Esq., & David Shillcut, Esq.,

Epstein Becker Green

Sam Winikoff, Esq., Beighley, Myrick, Udell, & Lynne, P.A.

Timothy Wombles, Esq., Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel 

Thank you, 

Jamie Gelfman, Esq., Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel, HLS Editor in Chief 

Ashley Brevda, Esq., Corporate Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer, Oncology Analytics, Inc., HLS Team Editor 

Trish Huie, Esq., Patricia A. Huie, PLLC, HLS Team Editor

 

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January-February 2019 Health Law Updates

March 2019

Dear Health Law Section Members:

The Health Law Section (“HLS”) website has been updated with January through February 2019 articles on significant developments in the health law arena that may be of interest to you in your practice. These summaries are presented to HLS members for general information only and do not constitute legal advice from The Florida Bar or its Health Law Section. HLS thanks the following volunteers who have generously donated their time to prepare these summaries for our members:

Emily Bajcsi, Esq., Daniel Kim, Esq., Francesca Ozinal, Esq., and Kathleen Premo, Esq., Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Patricia Calhoun, Esq., Carlton Fields

Angelina Gonzalez, Esq., Panza Maurer & Maynard, P.A.

Steven Grigas, Esq., Akerman LLP

Jeanne E. Helton, Esq., Smith Hulsey & Busey

Erin Hoyle, Esq., Carlton Fields

Jeff Mustari, Esq., Southern Health Lawyers, LLC

Jarred L. Reiling, Esq., Akerman LLP

Tadena Simpson, Esq., EnvisionRx

Thank you,

Jamie Gelfman, Esq., Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel, HLS Editor in Chief

Christian Perez Font, Esq., Thinkeen Legal, P.A., HLS Team Editor

Elizabeth Scarola, Esq., Epstein Becker Green, P.C., HLS Team Editor

 

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