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HB 261 (2012) -  Eye Health Care

by Caldwell (CO-SPONSORS) Abruzzo; Adkins; Ahern; Artiles; Burgin; Coley; Corcoran; Drake; McBurney; Porter; Trujillo; Williams, A.
Authorizes Board of Optometry to adopt rules for administration & prescription of ocular pharmaceutical agents; authorizes certified optometrists to administer & prescribe ocular pharmaceutical agents; revises qualifications of certain members of formulary committee; revises provisions relating to licensure & regulation of clinical laboratories operated by practitioners for exclusive use; provides applicability to clinical laboratories operated by practitioners licensed to practice optometry; revises definition of "licensed practitioner" to include practitioner licensed under ch. 463, F.S.; requires clinical laboratories to accept human specimens submitted by practitioners licensed under ch. 463, F.S.; revises definition of "practitioner" to include certified optometrist for purposes of Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention & Control Act; prohibits certified optometrists from administering & prescribing certain controlled substances.
Effective Date: July 1, 2012
Last Event: Died in Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee on Friday, March 9, 2012 11:59 PM

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Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: H Died in Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee Time: 03/09/2012 - 11:59 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H 1st Reading Time: 01/10/2012 - 11:59 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: H Now in Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee Time: 10/17/2011 - 6:27 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Health & Human Services Committee Time: 10/17/2011 - 6:27 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Committee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Time: 10/17/2011 - 6:27 PM Member: Committee: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Rulemaking & Regulation Subcommittee Time: 10/17/2011 - 6:27 PM Member: Committee: Rulemaking & Regulation Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Referred to Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee Time: 10/17/2011 - 6:27 PM Member: Committee: Health & Human Services Quality Subcommittee Version: __
Event: H Filed Time: 10/04/2011 - 2:15 PM Member: Caldwell Committee: Version: __