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SB 1352 passed senate committee yesterday

Posted over 4 years ago by Michelle Taylor

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Senate Bill 1352 sponsored by Senator Grimsley passed out of the Senate Health Policy Committee with a vote of 5-4 yesterday. It still needs to pass the Senate's Judiciary  and Rules Committees before going to the full Senate for a vote. The 5 votes FOR the bill were Senators Grimsley, Flores, Garcia, Braynon and Brandes. The Senators who voted against NPs prescribing controlled substances were Senators Bean, Sobel, Galvano and Joyner. The video and audio of the committee meeting 3/25 can be accessed at http://www.flsenate.gov/Committees/Show/HP/ 

We need to contact the committee chairs and request that they place SB 1352 on the committee's agenda:

Judiciary Committee Chair-  Senator Tom Lee   ph (850) 487-5024 tom.lee.web@flsenate.gov

Rules Committee Chair- Senator John Thrasher   ph(850) 487-5006 john.thrasher.web@flsenate.gov

 

HB 7071 hasn't been placed on the agenda yet in the House's Health & Human Services Committee.

Kathy Iorillo, DNP-c, ARNP, FNP-BC, CNM created a fully referenced point-counterpoint fact sheet to refute the FMA's fact sheet claims (attached). She also has a you tube video powerpoint presentation that covers the same info (made before HB 7071 was released). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgINf0IdYu4

Please familiarize yourself with the information so that you can have those conversations with physicians, friends and family.