Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 66
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Health Policy (Cruz) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 58 and 59
    4  insert:
    5         Section 3. Subsection (4) of section 456.074, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         456.074 Certain health care practitioners; immediate
    8  suspension of license.—
    9         (4) Upon receipt of information that a Florida-licensed
   10  health care practitioner has defaulted on a student loan issued
   11  or guaranteed by the state or the Federal Government, the
   12  department shall notify the licensee by certified mail that he
   13  or she shall be subject to immediate suspension of license
   14  unless, within 45 days after the date of mailing, the licensee
   15  provides proof that new payment terms have been agreed upon by
   16  all parties to the loan. The department shall issue an emergency
   17  order suspending the license of any licensee who, after 45 days
   18  following the date of mailing from the department, has failed to
   19  provide such proof. Production of such proof shall not prohibit
   20  the department from proceeding with disciplinary action against
   21  the licensee pursuant to s. 456.073.
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   24  And the title is amended as follows:
   25         Delete line 15
   26  and insert:
   27         report; amending s. 456.074, F.S.; removing the
   28         requirement, and related provisions, that the
   29         department immediately suspend the licenses of certain
   30         health care practitioners for failing to provide proof
   31         of new payment terms for defaulted student loans
   32         within a specified timeframe; providing an effective
   33         date.