The legislative process directly impacts the medical profession. Our profession is affected by politics, and it is essential to be involved.
To make sure our voices are heard, SCMS physicians are politically involved on both the state and national level. On the national level, SCMS influence comes through the AMA and our representatives in the FMA’s delegation to the AMA. On the state level SCMS works closely on legislative and political issues with the FMA — which does an outstanding job in both arenas.
The Florida Legislative Session started in January.
The following are bills that have been filed in Tallahassee that the SCMS is actively tracking or addressing on behalf of our members.
Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Recovery Care Centers
Senate Bill 212 - http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/0212
Emergency Services Balance Billing (In-Patient Out-of-Network Disclosure)
Senate Bill 1442 - http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/1442
Fail First – Step Therapy Relief
Senate Bill 1084 – http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/1084
Direct Primary Care
Senate Bill 132 – http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/0132
Senate Bill 152 - http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/0152
Workers Compensation Provider Manual
Senate Bill 1402 - http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/1402
Personal Injury Protection Repeal (PIP)
Senate Bill 1112 - http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/1112
Consumer Debt Collection Notice Requirements
Senate Bill 562 - http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/0562