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COVID-19-related Claims Against Health Care Providers

Extending the duration of liability protections from COVID-19-related claims against health care providers, etc.

Senate Judiciary Committee

Prohibited Employer Retaliation Related to COVID-19

Prohibiting an employer from taking retaliatory action against an employee who takes a leave of absence to quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 and provides proof of the positive test to the employer, etc.

Sen. Annette Taddeo (D)

COVID-19 Mandates

Repealing provisions relating to a prohibition on public employee COVID-19 vaccination mandates, a prohibition on private employer COVID-19 vaccination mandates, a public records exemption for complaints and investigations regarding private employer COVID-19 etc.

Sen. Jason W. B. Pizzo (D)

Patient Visitation Rights

Citing this act as the "No Patient Left Alone Act"; requiring providers to allow clients to receive visitors during their admission or residency at the facility; requiring providers to develop certain alternative visitation protocols if providers have to restrict public access to their facilities etc.

Sen. Ileana Garcia (R)

Communicable and Infectious Diseases

Citing this act as the "Sergeant Justin White Act."; providing a presumption to specified workers that an impairment of health caused by COVID-19 or an infectious disease happened in the line of duty, etc.

Sen. Joe Gruters (R), also Florida GOP Chairman

COVID-19 Eviction Information

Prohibiting consumer reporting agencies or companies that provide tenant screening services from including certain evictions and information relating to such evictions in specified reports, etc.

Sen. Janet Cruz (D)

COVID-19-related Claims

Extending the timeframe for which COVID-19-related claims may be brought against health care providers, etc.

Sen. Jeff Brandes (R)

Discrimination on the Basis of COVID-19 Vaccination or Postinfection Recovery Status

Prohibiting governmental entities from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or postinfection recovery status as a condition of licensure or certification in this state; prohibiting employers from requiring COVID-19 vaccination or proof of COVID-19 vaccination etc.

Sens. Keith Perry (R) and Tom A. Wright (R)

Insurance Coverage for At-home COVID-19 Test Kits

Defining the term “at-home COVID-19 test kit”; requiring health insurers and health maintenance organizations to provide 100 percent coverage for at-home COVID-19 test kits; providing for expiration of the insurance coverage, etc.

Sen. Ana Maria Rodriguez (R)

Covid-19-related Claims Against Health Care Providers

Extends duration of liability protections from COVID-19-related claims against health care providers.

Health and Human Services Committee and Rep. Colleen Burton (R)

Employer Retaliation for Covid-19 Quarantine

Prohibits employer from taking retaliatory action against employee who takes leave of absence to quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 & provides proof of positive test to employer; authorizes employee to use sick leave for such quarantine if sick leave is available to employee.

Rep. Christopher Benjamin (D)

Covid-19 Eviction Information

Prohibits consumer reporting agencies or companies that provide tenant screening services from including certain evictions & information relating to such evictions in specified reports.

Reps. Ramon Alexander (D) and Anna Eskamani (D)

Insurance Coverage for At-home COVID-19 Test Kits

Requires health insurers & health maintenance organizations to provide 100 percent coverage for at-home COVID-19 test kits; provides for expiration of insurance coverage.

Rep. Ardian Zika (R)

Communicable and Infectious Diseases

Provides presumption to specified workers that impairment of health caused by COVID-19 or infectious disease happened in line of duty; requires certain actions in order to be entitled to presumption, etc.

Reps. Elizabeth Anne Fetterhoff (R) and Anika Tene Omphroy (D)

Limiting COVID-19 Restrictions

Prohibits state or any political subdivision from enacting mask mandate; provides any such mandate is void; prohibits state & local governments from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations, issuing vaccine passports or other standardized documentation etc.

Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R)

Patient-consumer Credit Protection

Requires specified entities comply with federal hospital price transparency requirements; directs AHCA to impose & collect fines; prohibits consumer reporting agencies from publishing patient-consumer medical debts without express written consent of health care provider.

Rep. Josie Tomkow (R)

Protections of Medical Conscience

Provides that health care providers & health care payers have right to not participate in or pay for any health care services that violate their consciences; prohibits person from taking or threatening to take adverse action against such providers & payers for specified actions, etc.

Reps. John Snyder (R) and Thad Altman (R)

Florida Kidcare Program Eligibility

Increases income eligibility threshold for coverage under Florida Kidcare program; requires applicant seeking coverage under program to provide specified documentation under certain circumstances, etc.

Rep. Robin Bartleman (D) et al.

Health

2022 Florida Legislative
Session on Health

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