Florida Senate - 2013                                     SB 456
       By Senator Garcia
       38-00626-13                                            2013456__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to foreign-trained medical
    3         professionals; amending s. 456.022, F.S.; prohibiting
    4         the Department of Health from issuing a license to, or
    5         renewing the license of, certain persons who travel to
    6         the Republic of Cuba to obtain medical training or a
    7         medical degree; providing an exemption; providing an
    8         effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Subsection (7) is added to section 456.022,
   13  Florida Statutes, to read:
   14         456.022 Foreign-trained professionals; special examination
   15  and license provisions.—
   16         (7) The department, for its boards, shall not issue an
   17  initial license to, or renew the license of, any applicant or
   18  licensee who is a citizen or resident of the United States and
   19  who travels to the Republic of Cuba to obtain medical training
   20  or a medical degree for a medical residency program or licensure
   21  under chapter 458 or chapter 459. This subsection does not apply
   22  to a resident national of the Republic of Cuba who receives
   23  medical training or obtains a medical degree before immigrating
   24  to the United States.
   25         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.