Today, Governor Rick Scott signed into law 9 bills from the 2016 legislative session. They are:
SB 238 Medical Assistant Certification – This bill repeals a voluntary certification for medical assistants.
SB 242 An Infectious Disease Elimination Pilot Program – This bill establishes a pilot program at the University of Miami to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and other blood borne diseases.
SB 340 Vision Care Plans – This bill relates to health insurance requirements for ophthalmologists and optometrists.
SB 450 Physical Therapy – This bill relates to the licensure of physical therapists.
SB 590 Adoption – This bill allows judges to make adoption decisions based on the best interest of the child and makes other changes to adoption procedures.
SB 636 Rape Kits – This bill requires rape kits to be tested within a specified time frame.
SB 860 Foster Families – This bill designates the second week of February as “Foster Family Appreciation Week.”
SB 1174 Residential Facilities – This bill clarifies distance requirements for community residential homes.
SB 7020 A Review Under the Open Government Sunset Review – This bill reenacts an existing public records exemption relating to the Florida Health Choices Program.