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SB 204: Delivery of Nursing Services


Delivery of Nursing Services; Creating the “Florida Hospital Patient Protection Act”; requiring that each health care facility implement a staffing plan that provides minimum direct care registered nurse staffing levels; prohibiting a health care facility from assigning unlicensed personnel to perform functions or tasks that should be performed by a licensed or registered nurse; requiring a direct care registered nurse to initiate action or to change a decision or an activity relating to a patient’s health care under certain circumstances; prohibiting a health care facility from interfering with the right of direct care registered nurses to organize, bargain collectively, and engage in concerted activity under a federal act, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (AHS)
  3. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/29/2019 Senate • Filed
9/19/2019 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 18
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 18
3/14/2020 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Policy