Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
11/04/2019        

Podiatric Medicine

Revising the membership, terms, and duties of the Council on Physician Assistants; defining the term “physician” to include podiatric physicians; authorizing the Board of Podiatric Medicine to require as a condition for renewal of license a specified number of continuing education hours related to the safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances; authorizing a podiatric physician or group of podiatric physicians to supervise a specified number of physician assistants, etc.

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02/05/2020 S 744 c1 Open
11/04/2019 S 744 Filed Open

            
       Florida Senate - 2020                              CS for SB 744
       
       
        
       By the Committee on Health Policy; and Senators Hooper and
       Gruters
       
       
       
       
       588-03100-20                                           2020744c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to podiatric medicine; amending ss.
    3         458.347 and 459.022, F.S.; providing that a
    4         supervising physician may authorize a licensed
    5         physician assistant to perform services under the
    6         direction of a licensed podiatric physician under
    7         certain circumstances; specifying that the supervising
    8         physician is liable for the performance and the acts
    9         and omissions of such physician assistant; amending s.
   10         458.3485, F.S.; defining the term “physician” to
   11         include podiatric physicians; amending s. 461.007,
   12         F.S.; authorizing the Board of Podiatric Medicine to
   13         require a specified number of continuing education
   14         hours related to the safe and effective prescribing of
   15         controlled substances as a condition for licensure
   16         renewal; creating s. 461.0145, F.S.; authorizing a
   17         licensed physician assistant to perform services under
   18         the direction of a licensed podiatric physician under
   19         certain circumstances; creating s. 461.0155, F.S.;
   20         providing for governance of podiatric physicians who
   21         are supervising medical assistants; amending s.
   22         624.27, F.S.; revising the definition of the term
   23         “health care provider” to include podiatric
   24         physicians; providing an effective date.
   25          
   26  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   27  
   28         Section 1. Paragraph (i) is added to subsection (4) of
   29  section 458.347, Florida Statutes, to read:
   30         458.347 Physician assistants.—
   31         (4) PERFORMANCE OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.—
   32         (i)A supervising physician may authorize a licensed
   33  physician assistant to perform services under the direction of a
   34  podiatric physician licensed under chapter 461 who is a partner,
   35  a shareholder, or an employee of the same group practice, as
   36  defined in s. 456.053(3), as the supervising physician and the
   37  physician assistant. The supervising physician is liable for the
   38  performance and the acts and omissions of such physician
   39  assistant.
   40         Section 2. Subsection (1) of section 458.3485, Florida
   41  Statutes, is amended to read:
   42         458.3485 Medical assistant.—
   43         (1) DEFINITIONS DEFINITION.—As used in this section:,
   44         (a) “Medical assistant” means a professional multiskilled
   45  person dedicated to assisting in all aspects of medical practice
   46  under the direct supervision and responsibility of a physician.
   47  This practitioner assists with patient care management, executes
   48  administrative and clinical procedures, and often performs
   49  managerial and supervisory functions. Competence in the field
   50  also requires that a medical assistant adhere to ethical and
   51  legal standards of professional practice, recognize and respond
   52  to emergencies, and demonstrate professional characteristics.
   53         (b)“Physician” means a person who is licensed as a
   54  physician under this chapter or as a podiatric physician under
   55  chapter 461.
   56         Section 3. Paragraph (h) is added to subsection (4) of
   57  section 459.022, Florida Statutes, to read:
   58         459.022 Physician assistants.—
   59         (4) PERFORMANCE OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.—
   60         (h)A supervising physician may authorize a licensed
   61  physician assistant to perform services under the direction of a
   62  podiatric physician licensed under chapter 461 who is a partner,
   63  a shareholder, or an employee of the same group practice, as
   64  defined in s. 456.053(3), as the supervising physician and the
   65  physician assistant. The supervising physician is liable for the
   66  performance and the acts and omissions of such physician
   67  assistant.
   68         Section 4. Subsection (3) of section 461.007, Florida
   69  Statutes, is amended to read:
   70         461.007 Renewal of license.—
   71         (3) The board may by rule prescribe continuing education,
   72  not to exceed 40 hours biennially, as a condition for renewal of
   73  a license, including at least 2 hours of continuing education
   74  related to the safe and effective prescribing of controlled
   75  substances. The criteria for such programs or courses shall be
   76  approved by the board.
   77         Section 5. Section 461.0145, Florida Statutes, is created
   78  to read:
   79         461.0145Physician assistants.—A licensed physician
   80  assistant may perform services under the direction of a licensed
   81  podiatric physician in accordance with ss. 458.347(4) and
   82  459.022(4).
   83         Section 6. Section 461.0155, Florida Statutes, is created
   84  to read:
   85         461.0155Medical assistants.—A podiatric physician who is
   86  supervising a medical assistant is governed by s. 458.3485.
   87         Section 7. Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section
   88  624.27, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   89         624.27 Direct health care agreements; exemption from code.—
   90         (1) As used in this section, the term:
   91         (b) “Health care provider” means a health care provider
   92  licensed under chapter 458, chapter 459, chapter 460, chapter
   93  461, chapter 464, or chapter 466, or a health care group
   94  practice, who provides health care services to patients.
   95         Section 8. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.

Picture Name From Date Type
Ed Hooper R-Tallahassee Sponsor
Joe Gruters R-Tallahassee Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
01/30/2020 Senate On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 02/04/20, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
01/14/2020 Senate Introduced -SJ 57
11/21/2019 Senate Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 57
11/04/2019 Senate Filed
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Start Description.
Revising the membership, terms, and duties of the Council on Physician Assistants; defining the term “physician” to include podiatric physicians; authorizing the Board of Podiatric Medicine to require as a condition for renewal of license a specified number of continuing education hours related to the safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances; authorizing a podiatric physician or group of podiatric physicians to supervise a specified number of physician assistants, etc.
End Description.

Bill TEXT Points.
This Bill has been listed with the following Subjects from Texts:
Education
37 (h) “Continuing medical education” means courses recognized 38 and approved by the boards, the American Academy of Physician 39 Assistants, the American Medical Association, the American 40 Osteopathic Association, the American Podiatric Medical 41 Association, or the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical 42 Education

Health
— 240 (1) As used in this section, the term: 241 (b) “Health care provider” means a health care provider 242 licensed under chapter 458, chapter 459, chapter 460, chapter 243 461, chapter 464, or chapter 466, or a health care group 244 practice, who provides health care services to patients

Senate
Florida Senate - 2020 SB 744 By Senator Hooper 16-00480-20 2020744__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to podiatric medicine; amending s

Legislature
26 27 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 28 29 Section 1


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