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SB 7020 — OGSR/Florida Health Choices Program/Florida Health Choices, Inc.

by Health Policy Committee

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill reenacts existing public records exemptions for:

  • Personal, identifying information of an enrollee or participant who has applied for or participates in the Florida Health Choices Program;
  • Client and customer lists of a buyer’s representative held by the Florida Health Choices Corporation; and
  • Proprietary confidential business information of a vendor held by the corporation.

The information under the exemption is both confidential and exempt from s. 119.071(1), F.S., and Art. 1, s. 24(a), State Constitution.

The bill also continues the retroactive application of the exemption to protect information that was held by the corporation prior to initial enactment of the exemption.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2016.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 112-0