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CS/HB 1461 — Health Access Dental Licenses

by Health Quality Subcommittee and Rep. Brown (CS/SB 1296 by Health Policy Committee and Senators Berman and Rodriguez)

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 revives and reenacts three sections of the Florida Statutes relating to the health access dental license program under the Department of Health (DOH), notwithstanding the sunset of those statutes on January 1, 2020.

Under the bill, ss. 466.0067, 466.00671, and 466.00672, F.S., are revived and reenacted to provide for the DOH’s authority to issue, renew, and revoke such licenses, respectively. Sections 466.0067 and 466.00671, F.S., are amended only for the purpose of grammatical and stylistic corrections.

The bill provides that the amendments and reenactments contained in the bill are remedial in nature and apply retroactively to January 1, 2020.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 116-0