Florida Senate - 2021                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1770
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 2/AD/2R         .                                
             04/26/2021 03:48 PM       .                                

       Senator Stargel moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with directory and title amendments)
    3         Delete line 191
    4  and insert:
    5         483.918 Conscience clause.—This part may not be construed
    6  to require any genetic counselor to participate in counseling
    7  that conflicts with his or her deeply held moral or religious
    8  beliefs. The licensing of a genetic counselor may not be
    9  contingent upon participation in such counseling. A counselor’s
   10  refusal to participate in counseling that conflicts with his or
   11  her deeply held moral or religious beliefs may not form the
   12  basis for any claim of damages or for any disciplinary action
   13  against the genetic counselor, provided the genetic counselor
   14  informs the patient that he or she will not participate in such
   15  counseling and offers to direct the patient to the online health
   16  care practitioner license verification database maintained by
   17  the department.
   18         483.919Exemptions.—This part does not apply to:
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   21  And the directory clause is amended as follows:
   22         Delete line 23
   23  and insert:
   24  483.915, 483.916, 483.917, 483.918, and 483.919, Florida
   25  Statutes, is
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   28  And the title is amended as follows:
   29         Between lines 12 and 13
   30  insert:
   31         providing construction; prohibiting the licensing of a
   32         genetic counselor from being contingent on his or her
   33         participation in counseling that conflicts with his or
   34         her deeply held moral or religious beliefs; providing
   35         genetic counselors with immunity from a claim of
   36         damages or disciplinary action under certain
   37         circumstances;