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2021 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Christopher L. Nuland, Esq.Lobbyist and Counsel In what was undoubtedly the most challenging Session ever for both legislators and lobbyists, whose interactions were minimized by Covid protocols, we did emerge with several notable victories and some “near-misses” that we will engage in next year. One of our biggest victories was the passage of a Covid…

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Legislative Update – March 26, 2021

AI-generated transcript below [00:01]Good morning and welcome to the Week for Legislative Report. Things have been active in Tallahassee this past week, but nothing is as vital to physicians as the Covid liability bill. By the time that you’re looking at this, that bill should be on Governor DeSantis’s desk. This bill will protect those…

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2021 Legislative Preview

2021 Legislative Preview Christopher L. Nuland, Esq. FGS Counsel and Lobbyist Amid extraordinary precautions necessitated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, legislators return to the Capitol next week to tackle issues both old and new, as Florida faces several dating challenges. For instance, the COVID lockdown has cost the State billions of dollars in sales and…

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2019 Telehealth Bill

In 2019, Florida passed the Telehealth Bill which establishes standards of practice for telehealth services, including patient evaluations, record-keeping, and controlled substances prescribing. The bill also authorizes out-of-state health care practitioners to perform telehealth services for patients in Florida upon meeting certain eligibility requirements and registering with the department. The Florida Department of Health has…

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2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

Talk about suspense! This legislative session brought with it several high-profile issues that remained active right to the end! And, I am happy to report that our lobbyist, Chris Nuland, has provided an extraordinary final report to share with you. On defense, we stopped all attempts at Scope of Practice expansion, including pharmacists, nurse practitioners,…

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Florida Senate Passes Proclamation Recognizing Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Today, the Senate passed our proclamation request recognizing March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. We want to thank Sen. Lori Berman for her continued support of our colorectal awareness efforts in Florida. Dr. Gerardo Lanes, FGS Past President, with DigestiveCARE also played a vital role in helping Florida Legislature recognize the importance of Colorectal Cancer…