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CS/HB 977: Behavioral Health Workforce

GENERAL BILL by Health Quality Subcommittee ; Peters ; Pigman ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Pilon

Behavioral Health Workforce; Authorizing a second opinion for admission to a treatment facility to be provided by certain licensed physicians in all counties, rather than counties with a specified population size; restricting to physicians the authorization to dispense certain medications or prescribe certain controlled substances on the premises of a registered pain-management clinic; providing certification criteria for psychiatric nurses; providing that certain acts by a psychiatric nurse constitute grounds for denial of a license or disciplinary action, etc.

Effective Date: 4/14/2016
Last Action: 4/14/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-231, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 423 (Ch. 2016-224)
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/15/2015 House • Filed
1/8/2016 House • Referred to Health Quality Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 84
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 84
1/21/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Quality Subcommittee, 01/25/16, 4:00 pm, 306 HOB
1/25/2016 House • CS by Health Quality Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 317
1/28/2016 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Health Quality Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 311
1/29/2016 House • Original reference(s) removed: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 321
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 321
2/2/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 02/04/16, 1:00 pm, Morris Hall
2/4/2016 House • Favorable by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 399
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 399
2/26/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/01/16
3/1/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 625
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/2/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 653
• CS passed; YEAS 114 NAYS 1 -HJ 654
3/2/2016 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 589
• Received -SJ 589
3/9/2016 Senate • Withdrawn from Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 903
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 903
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 1250 -SJ 903
• Read 2nd time -SJ 903, 977
• Amendment(s) adopted (848478) -SJ 909, 913
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/10/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 918
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 919
3/10/2016 House • In returning messages
• Was taken up -HJ 988
• Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (848478) -HJ 992
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 111 NAYS 0 -HJ 992
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -HJ 992
3/30/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/14/2016 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2016-231, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 423 (Ch. 2016-224)