On July 1, 112 new laws went into effect in Florida. Several of these new laws may have an effect on personal injury claims or medical malpractice claims in Florida, including:
HB 389: Under this new law, pharmacists will be able to play an expanded role in providing health care to patients. Pharmacists can enter collaborative agreements with physicians to treat patients for chronic illnesses that include arthritis, obesity, HIV/AIDS, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and Type 2 diabetes. However, there are still some rules that must be finalized before the legislation can be carried out.
HB 607: This new law allows advanced practice registered nurses to practice independently of physicians.
SB 400: Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams: SB 400 established teams who investigate deadly elder abuse cases.
CS/CS/HB 971 – Electric Bikes: This bill created regulations for the operation of electric bikes (e-bikes) in Florida. The new law allows e-bikes on streets, highways, shoulders, roadways, bicycle lanes and multiuse or bicycle paths. However, local governments can still limit their use.
SB 1084 – Emotional Support Animals: SB 1084 aims to reduce instances of people abusing emotional support animal certifications. Under the new law, housing providers can prohibit animals who pose a direct threat to the health, safety and property of other people. In addition, property owners can request documentation of an animal’s certification from local, state and federal agencies as well as health care providers.
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