As week five of the 2022 Legislative Session comes to a close, Florida lawmakers have made progress on bills that would expand access to health care by removing or adjusting certain restrictions for providers or other entities.      S.B. 1144 allows emergency medical technician (EMT) and paramedic entities to provide advanced life support services, … Read more

Legislators are leading a bicameral effort to require Florida nursing homes to be more transparent about how they spend their funds—particularly Medicaid funds. Advocates say funds for staffing recruitment and caregiver pay should be prioritized to help respond to the diminishing care quality in Florida’s long-term care facilities resulting from its health care workforce crisis. … Read more

Florida policymakers have added a number of health bills on their agenda with two weeks left to go before the 2022 Legislative Session. Here are the latest bills to watch, from prescription drug transparency to addressing poor maternal health outcomes.     HB 693 – Department of Health’s Outreach to Pregnant Women This bill includes … Read more