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Florida bill would prohibit disability abortions

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 26, 2021 | Florida

Q&A: Rep. Duran discusses health equity, Medicaid expansion

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 25, 2021 | Florida

UCF Lake Nona Hospital set to open on Monday

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 24, 2021 | Florida

Florida receives grant to develop alternatives to opioids

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 19, 2021 | Florida

The University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville has received a $1.46 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to research and implement alternatives to opioids. The team leading the research hopes that it would allow for patients and doctors to choose an appropriate...[ Read More ]

Indian River County Hospital board resignation means more shake up in Florida health care leadership

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 18, 2021 | Florida

Tracey Lockwood Zudans has resigned from her post on the Indian River County Hospital District board. The move has left Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with another leadership seat to fill in the state in the coming months. Zudans’ resignation went into effect on Jan. 31. She did not give a...[ Read More ]

Florida telehealth expansion bill passes senate committee

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 17, 2021 | Florida

A Florida bill that would allow for telehealth providers to prescribe certain controlled substances and allow out-of-state telehealth providers to work with in-state physicians was discussed by the Senate Health Policy committee on Wednesday. While it passed the committee by a unanimous vote, not all providers are on board with...[ Read More ]

Florida bill would require more detailed vaccine demographic data

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 16, 2021 | Florida

A bill filed in Florida would require the state’s Department of Health (DOH) to publish more detailed daily online reports of vaccine and testing data at a county level. The data would include demographics like gender, age, race and ethnicity of tested and vaccinated patients from each individual county in...[ Read More ]

AARP, Democrats, clash with FHA, FHCA and others on COVID-19 liability shield

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 15, 2021 | Florida

A bill that would give a liability shield to health care providers will be discussed by the Florida Senate Health Policy committee this week. Some Democrats, health care workers and other groups such as the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) have condemned the bill. Senator Jeff Brandes filed SB...[ Read More ]

Three grocery chains contracted to assist with Florida vaccine rollout

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 11, 2021 | Florida

The Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Mas and Harveys supermarket chains in Florida have joined the state’s vaccine rollout effort. On Thursday, Floridians will be able to get vaccinated for free at locations across the 29 counties after their parent company, Southeastern Grocers, was contracted by the state government to join the...[ Read More ]

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