HB 0305 - Protection of Medical Freedom by Barnaby
HB 305 prohibits DOH from requiring enrollment in the state’s immunization registry or requiring persons to submit to immunization tracking. Business & governmental entities are prohibited from requiring individuals to provide proof of vaccination to gain access to or receive services. Employers may not deny employment to or tack action against an employee on the basis of vaccination or immunity status. Finally, the bill amends the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 to include discrimination protection for vaccination or immunity status.
Identical SB 0222 - Protection of Medical Freedom (Gruters)
SB 0420 - Pharmacy Benefit Managers by Wright
SB 420 requires the Office of Insurance Regulation to conduct market conduct examinations of pharmacy benefit managers. The bill defines the terms affiliate and spread pricing. Finally, the legislation authorizes OIR to take specific disciplinary actions against a pharmacy benefit manager for specified acts.
Compare: HB 0203 - Access to Pharmacies and Prescription Drugs Under Insurance and Pharmacy Benefit Managers Policies (Gonzalez Pittman)
HB 203 requires the OIR to conduct market examinations of pharmacy benefit managers. Under the plan, PBMs must have standard contracts with pharmacies, and PBMs are prohibited from denying pharmacies & pharmacists the right to participate as contract providers. The bill authorizes persons and entities to bring actions to seek injunctive relief. HB 203 prohibits PBMs from committing certain acts against patients and health insurers and PBMs from engaging in acts relating to covered clinician-administered drugs.
SB 0416 - Antiretroviral Drugs by Osgood
SB 416 authorizing pharmacists to order and dispense HIV preexposure and postexposure prophylaxis drugs without a prescription under certain circumstances upon completing a training program approved by the Board of Pharmacy. In addition, the legislation prohibits health insurers from requiring prior authorization or step-therapy protocols for preexposure or postexposure prophylaxis solely on the basis that it was ordered or dispensed by a licensed pharmacist.
SB 0112 - Step-therapy Protocols (Harrell)
The bill defines the term “serious mental illness” to include certain conditions contained in the DSM-V. It requires the Agency for Health Care Administration to approve drug products for Medicaid recipients for the treatment of serious mental illness without step-therapy prior authorization under certain circumstances.
Identical: HB 0183 - Medicaid Step-Therapy Protocols for Drugs for Serious Mental Illness Treatments by Gonzalez Pittman
HB 0039 - Emergency Opioid Antagonists by Edmonds
The bill requires Florida College System institutions & state universities to have a supply of emergency opioid antagonists in certain residence halls & dormitories for use by specified employees. It provides requirements for the placement & accessibility of emergency opioid antagonists & training. The bill also offers specified immunity from liability.
SB 0046 - Health Insurance Cost Sharing by Wright
The bill requires health insurers and their pharmacy benefit managers to apply payments by or on behalf of insureds toward the total contributions of the insureds’ cost-sharing requirements.