Florida Senate - 2014                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1700
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/AD/2R         .                                
             04/28/2014 06:16 PM       .                                

       Senator Bean moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete line 27
    4  and insert:
    5  physician’s order for low-THC cannabis and the dispensing
    6         Delete line 36
    7  and insert:
    8  cannabis and the dispensing thereof are confidential and exempt
    9         Delete line 46
   10  and insert:
   11  authenticity of a physician’s order for low-THC cannabis,
   12         Delete lines 51 - 57
   13  and insert:
   14  cannabis for the purpose of monitoring the patient’s use of such
   15  cannabis or for the purpose of determining, before issuing an
   16  order for low-THC cannabis, whether another physician has
   17  ordered the patient’s use of low-THC cannabis. The physician may
   18  access the confidential and exempt information only for the
   19  patient for whom he or she has ordered or is determining whether
   20  to order the use of low-THC cannabis pursuant to s. 456.60.
   21         Delete lines 103 - 124
   22  and insert:
   23  physician’s order for low-THC cannabis written pursuant to s.
   24  456.60, Florida Statutes, which are held in the registry. The
   25  choice made by a physician and his or her patient to use low-THC
   26  cannabis to treat that patient’s medical condition or symptoms
   27  is a personal and private matter between those two parties. The
   28  availability of such information to the public could make the
   29  public aware of both the patient’s use of low-THC cannabis and
   30  the patient’s diseases or other medical conditions for which the
   31  patient is using low-THC cannabis. The knowledge of the
   32  patient’s use of low-THC cannabis, the knowledge that the
   33  physician ordered the use of low-THC cannabis, and the knowledge
   34  of the patient’s medical condition could be used to embarrass,
   35  humiliate, harass, or discriminate against the patient and the
   36  physician. This information could be used as a discriminatory
   37  tool by an employer who disapproves of the patient’s use of low
   38  THC cannabis or of the physician’s ordering such use. However,
   39  despite the potential hazards of collecting such information,
   40  maintaining the compassionate use registry established under s.
   41  456.60, Florida Statutes, is necessary to prevent the diversion
   42  and nonmedical use of any low-THC cannabis as well as to aid and
   43  improve research done on the efficacy of low-THC cannabis. Thus,
   44  the Legislature finds
   45         Delete line 133
   46  and insert:
   47  of, low-THC cannabis takes effect, if such legislation is
   49  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   50  And the title is amended as follows:
   51         Delete line 7
   52  and insert:
   53         related to ordering and dispensing low-THC cannabis;