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SB 578: Domestic Partners

GENERAL BILL by Sobel ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Margolis ; Joyner ; Soto ; Bullard ; Smith

Domestic Partners; Requiring a facility providing mental health services to authorize access to a patient by his or her domestic partner; adding “domestic partner” to the definition of the term “patient representative” as it relates to the Florida Electronic Health Records Exchange Act; establishing requirements for domestic partnership; identifying rights afforded to domestic partners; providing for termination of a domestic partnership; providing that a domestic partner may serve as a health care proxy, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 5/2/2014 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  4. Judiciary (JU)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/3/2014 Senate • Filed
    1/10/2014 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Community Affairs; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary -SJ 48
    3/4/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 47
    5/2/2014 Senate • Died in Health Policy

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  • SB 578, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/3/2014 at 12:51 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 439 Florida Families Act Stewart, Hood Similar Last Action: 5/2/2014 H Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (CJS)

    Citations - Statutes (27)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.24 Service charges. Page 3 (pdf)
    382.009 Recognition of brain death under certain circumstances. Page 4 (pdf)
    394.459 Rights of patients. Page 4 (pdf)
    400.022 Residents’ rights. Page 5 (pdf)
    406.50 Unclaimed remains; disposition, procedure. Page 6 (pdf)
    408.051 Florida Electronic Health Records Exchange Act. Page 8 (pdf)
    429.28 Resident bill of rights. Page 8 (pdf)
    429.85 Residents’ bill of rights. Page 9 (pdf)
    446.50 Displaced homemakers; multiservice programs; report to the Legislature; Displaced Homemaker Trust Fund created. Page 9 (pdf)
    497.005 Definitions. Page 10 (pdf)
    497.152 Disciplinary grounds. Page 11 (pdf)
    741.01 County court judge or clerk of the circuit court to issue marriage license; fee. Page 12 (pdf)
    741.501 Page 13 (pdf)
    741.502 Page 14 (pdf)
    741.503 Page 15 (pdf)
    741.504 Page 15 (pdf)
    741.505 Page 16 (pdf)
    741.506 Page 17 (pdf)
    741.507 Page 18 (pdf)
    741.508 Page 19 (pdf)
    741.509 Page 19 (pdf)
    741.510 Page 21 (pdf)
    765.105 Review of surrogate or proxy’s decision. Page 21 (pdf)
    765.401 The proxy. Page 22 (pdf)
    765.512 Persons who may make an anatomical gift. Page 23 (pdf)
    765.517 Rights and duties at death. Page 25 (pdf)
    872.04 Autopsies; consent required, exception. Page 25 (pdf)

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