Large Strategies Legislative Review
A look at the week ahead
in the Florida Leigslature
´╗┐and a wrap up from week's end.
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The Week AHEAD
Presentation on Medicaid Telehealth Outcomes by Scott Farr, Chief Operating Officer, Pediatric Associates
This Week's Wrap-Up
The following bills received favorable passage from their committee of reference:

A House panel on Wednesday approved a proposal that would prevent local governments from banning certain types of sunscreens and cosmetics, despite pushback from Democrats who contended the measure is a "knee-jerk" effort by lawmakers to limit local contr...

The bill, approved unanimously by the Senate Health Policy Committee, would eliminate part of current law that requires the state Department of Health to, at a minimum, suspend the licenses of health care practitioners who default on loans until new payment terms are reached or loan payments are resumed.

The House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee advanced a bipartisan bill Wednesday that seeks to reduce health care costs for low-income Floridians and reduce wasted prescription drugs.

The convenience of getting prescriptions filled at a kiosk could soon be a reality, under a bill moving through the state House.

And don't forget these legislative presentations:
Also in the Headlines

Governor Ron DeSantis announced a new initiative Monday morning to make health care prices in Florida more transparent.

Managed-care plans that participate in Medicaid and the Florida KidCare program received mixed grades on a "scorecard" released Thursday by the Trump administration.

Florida had 56 new hepatitis A cases reported last week, bringing the total number of cases this year to 2,904 as of Oct. 26, according to the state Department of Health.

Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew told members of a Senate panel Tuesday that her agency will release an "invitation to negotiate" in the coming weeks and that she hopes to have a contractor on board to help carry out the state's...

"If the numbers are ignored, Florida is going to pay for it through emergency room visits, and in the future when there are fewer healthy workers who missed out on key interventions as children," said Anne Swerlick, a health policy analyst and attorney with the Florida Policy Institute.