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HB 231: Delivery of Nursing Services

GENERAL BILL by Watson, B. ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Eskamani ; Hattersley

Delivery of Nursing Services; Creates "Florida Hospital Patient Protection Act"; requires health care facilities to implement staffing plan that provides minimum direct care registered nurse staffing levels; prohibits health care facility from assigning unlicensed personnel to perform functions or tasks that should be performed by licensed or registered nurses; requires AHCA to post on its website information regarding health care facilities on which civil penalties have been imposed.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Health Market Reform Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/10/2019 House • Filed
1/16/2019 House • Referred to Health Market Reform Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 38
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 38
5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Market Reform Subcommittee