News / Updates

April 24, 2014
Legislative Alert - Expansion of Scope of Practice

Dear Physicians – 

House Bill (HB) 7113 is being heard TOMORROW – April 24, 2014 on the House Floor.  This bill will be heard and voted on by all 120 House members.  This BAD bill will significantly expand nurses' scope of practice.  HB 7113 does the following:


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April 14, 2014
Legislative Update from Tallahassee - Week Six

HEALTH INSURANCE LEGISLATION (SB 1354/HB 1001) 

On Tuesday, April 8, SB 1354 by Senator Denise Grimsley unanimously passed the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee. This was the final committee stop for SB 1354, and it is now ready to go before the full Senate for a vote.

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April 4, 2014
Legislative Update from Tallahassee - Week Five

HEALTH INSURANCE LEGISLATION (SB 1354/HB 1001) 

On Tuesday, April 1, SB 1354 by Senator Denise Grimsley was temporarily postponed in the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee because of a minor technical issue. However, the committee will take up SB 1354 on Tuesday, April 8, when it meets again. Thank you to FMA Council on Legislation Chairman Neal Dunn, M.D., for taking time away from his busy practice on Tuesday to be in Tallahassee and ready to testify before the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee.

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March 28, 2014
Legislative Update from Tallahassee - Week Three

Please read and act on items highlighted in yellow, below.

As week three of the 2014 legislative session draws to a close, here is what is on the horizon for next week. On Tuesday, March 25, the Senate Heath Policy Committee will hear two very important bills that require everyone's attention and action: Senate Bill (SB) 1354, the DCMA/FMA's health insurance legislation, and SB 1352, the nurse practitioner controlled substance prescribing legislation. Also on March 25, we expect the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee to take up House Bill (HB) 1001, which is the companion to SB 1354.

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March 15, 2014
FMA Legislative Update from Tallahassee - Week Two

On Monday, week two of the 2014 legislative session began with the FMA hosting a meeting with all specialty society lobbyists. This is a standing Monday morning meeting that takes place during the legislative session at their downtown office near the Capitol. It provides the House of Medicine’s lobbying team with an opportunity to share information and coordinate strategy. 

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March 13, 2014
Supreme Court Decision - Important News in Medical Negligence

Medical Malpractice Caps are Unconstitutional

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a 2003 law limiting damages in medical-malpractice cases is unconstitutional. The long-awaited ruling came in the case of a Panhandle woman who died of complications after giving birth in 2006. The court ruled 5-2 that a cap on "non-economic" damages violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Florida Constitution. See below for additional information, and click on the link below to read the decision made by the Florida Supreme Court. 

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March 7, 2014
Legislative Update from Tallahassee - Week One

The week started with a meeting on Monday, March 3, 2014 that the FMA hosted with all of the Specialty Society lobbyists.  This is a standing meeting that takes place every Monday morning during the legislative session at the FMA’s office near the Capitol.  It provides the House of Medicine’s lobbying team with an opportunity to share information and coordinate strategy. 

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January 23, 2014
Announcing Our New Association Partnership

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January 15, 2014
2014 Childhood Immunization Champion Award Program

Dear Physicians – Hopefully Miami-Dade County will have several nominations for this award. Click below for the complete nomination packet.   Patricia

2014 Childhood Immunization Champion Award Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is proud to present the Third Annual Childhood Immunization Champion Award Program.  This annual award recognizes individuals who make a significant contribution toward improving public health in their communities through their work in childhood immunization.  Let's take this opportunity to ......

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