Health Law Journal Available

The Florida Health Law Journal - Winter 2009 is now available in the document library.  Featured articles include:

  • Dedication of the Inagural Issue to Barbara J. Pankau by Jeanne Helton, Esq., Immediate Past Chair, Health Law Section
  • Forward by Troy Kishbaugh, Esq., Chair, Health Law Section
  • Introduction by James M. Barclay, Esq., Founding Editor-in-Chief
  • Preface by Barbara del Castillo, Founding Executive Editor
  • Health Law at the Division of Administrative Hearings by Honorable Robert S. Cohen
  • State Healthcare Facility Anti-fraud Licensure Laws by Grant P. Dearborn, Esq.
  • Professional Limited Liability Company: The Entity of Choice by Richard O. Jacobs, Esq., and Michael Igel, Esq.
  • Professional Regulation and Declaratory Statement Process by Bruce D. Lamb, Esq.
  • Just Dating Or Soul Mates? Patient Safety Meets Fraud And Abuse by Jay Wolfson, PhD, JD and Nir Menachemi, PhD

Click here to to view the Health Law Journal in PDF format.

Call for Manuscripts

Authors interested in publishing in the Florida Health Law Journal should submit manuscripts to James Barclay or call 850-591-4875 for more information.

Upcoming Events and Seminars

Health Care Hacking: Keeping PHI Safe, and the Data Breach Life Cycle from "Oh No!" to Verdict
Start: Tue. 14 Aug, 2018 12:00 pm  

Update on Administration and Enforcement of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules
Start: Tue. 11 Sep, 2018 12:00 pm 

Legal Emergencies in Healthcare
Start: Fri. 14 Sep, 2018 8:15 am

Health Care Regulatory and Compliance Seminar
Start: Fri. 9 Nov, 2018 TBA

Physician Compensation Models to Improve Alignment
Start: Tue. 13 Nov, 2018 12:00 pm   

Florida Peer Review and the High Price of Immunity
Start: Tue. 11 Dec, 2018 12:00 pm

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

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