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SB 340: Vision Care Plans

GENERAL BILL by Latvala ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Gaetz

Vision Care Plans; Providing that a health insurer, a prepaid limited health service organization, and a health maintenance organization, respectively, may not require a licensed ophthalmologist or optometrist to join a network solely for the purpose of credentialing the licensee for another vision network; providing that such insurers and organizations may not restrict a licensed ophthalmologist, optometrist, or optician to specific suppliers of materials or optical laboratories, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/23/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-69
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Banking and Insurance (BI)
  2. Health Policy (HP)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/23/2015 Senate • Filed
10/6/2015 Senate • Referred to Banking and Insurance; Health Policy; Rules -SJ 28
10/12/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Banking and Insurance, 10/20/15, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
10/20/2015 Senate • Favorable by Banking and Insurance; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 126
10/21/2015 Senate • Now in Health Policy -SJ 126
11/9/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 11/17/15, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
11/17/2015 Senate • Favorable by Health Policy; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 126
11/18/2015 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 126
11/23/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 12/03/15, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
12/3/2015 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -SJ 126
12/4/2015 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 126
1/11/2016 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/13/16
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 28
1/13/2016 Senate • Read 2nd time
• Placed on 3rd reading
1/15/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 213
• Passed; YEAS 34 NAYS 0 -SJ 213
1/21/2016 House • In Messages
2/25/2016 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 595
• Received -HJ 595
2/26/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/01/16
3/1/2016 House • Substituted for HB 337 -HJ 612
• Read 2nd time -HJ 612
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/2/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 648
• Passed; YEAS 117 NAYS 0 -HJ 648
3/2/2016 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 593
3/8/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -SJ 839
3/23/2016 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2016-69