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SB 218 — Genetic Counselors Using Telehealth

by Senator Harrell

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 amends the definition of “telehealth provider” in s. 456.47, F.S., to include licensed genetic counselors, thereby allowing those practitioners to provide health care and related services within their scope of practice using telehealth.

If approved by the Governor, or allowed to become law without the Governor’s signature, these provisions take effect July 1, 2023.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 116-0