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Legislative Committees

Health Policy

Florida Senate Committee

412 Knott Building

at call of Chair

Phone: 850-487-5824

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Agency for Health Care Administration: health care facility and services licensure and inspection; certificate of need; certification of health maintenance organizations and prepaid health clinics; nursing home regulation; regulatory enforcement and investigation of consumer complaints; Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis; Electronic Health Information; assisted living communities; health testing services
Controlled Substances Regulation (after CJ)
Local health planning councils
Medicaid and Medicaid reform (managed care)
Health insurance mandates (after BI)
Health care financing including health insurance (after BI) and the uninsured
Health insurance for children: CHIP; Florida Healthy Kids Corporation; KidCare, in the Agency for Health Care Administration
Department of Health regulation of: health care practitioners and services (physicians, nurses, dentists, athletic trainers, acupuncture, electrolysis, massage therapists, optometrists, physical therapists, psychologists, pharmacy); emergency medical services (licensing of emergency medical technicians and paramedics, trauma centers, injury prevention, public health disaster preparedness); environmental health programs (biomedical waste disposal, food hygiene, group care facilities, lodging parks, migrant labor camps, mobile home parks onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems, public and private water programs, radiation control, recreational camps, recreational vehicle parks, regulation of public swimming and bathing places, monitoring of safety of beach water, surface water quality); tanning facilities
Public health services: county health departments; children's medical services; disease control, TB, HIV/AIDS; environmental epidemiology and toxicology; family health services, laboratory services, pharmacy services, vital statistics, brain and spinal cord injury
Health professional recruitment
Rural health care development
Biomedical research
Medical records
Drugs and medical devices (with RI)
Health care policy issues: abortion law, advance directives, assisted suicide, health care ethics,
health care fraud and abuse, patient safety initiatives, human-subject medical research, sovereign immunity (with GO, JU)

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