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SB 718 (2012) -  Health Care

by Bennett
Authorizing the Board of Optometry to adopt rules for the administration and prescription of ocular pharmaceutical agents rather than topical ocular pharmaceutical agents; authorizing certified optometrists to administer and prescribe ocular pharmaceutical agents under certain circumstances; amending provisions relating to licensure and regulation of clinical laboratories operated by practitioners for exclusive use; providing applicability to clinical laboratories operated by practitioners licensed to practice optometry; requiring clinical laboratories to accept human specimens submitted by practitioners licensed to practice under ch. 463, F.S.; revising the burden of proof that a claimant must demonstrate in order to prove medical negligence by a health care provider or an emergency health care provider; prohibiting certified optometrists from administering and prescribing certain controlled substances, etc.
Effective Date: except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2012
Last Event: 03/09/12 S Died in Health Regulation on Friday, March 9, 2012 11:59 PM

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  • Health Regulation
  • Judiciary
  • Budget

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Bill History

Event Time Member Committee Ver.
Event: S Died in Health Regulation Time: 03/09/2012 - 11:59 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Introduced -SJ 61 Time: 01/10/2012 - 8:28 AM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Referred to Health Regulation; Judiciary; Budget -SJ 61 Time: 11/16/2011 - 3:55 PM Member: Committee: Version: __
Event: S Filed Time: 10/27/2011 - 8:48 AM Member: Committee: Version: __