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2020 Legislative Session

FOS Expresses Concern with Scope of Practice Expansions Signed into Law

The FOS is currently analyzing the impact on physicians and patients due to legislation that expands the scope of practice for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Pharmacists that passed the Florida Legislature this week.  The three bills in question were passed by the Senate and signed into law by the Governor on the same day, March 11th.   The bills all have an effective date of July 1, 2020.


Click here for a summary of the key components of each of the three bills.   The FOS was part of a coalition of all of the major medical associations in the state that fought against these expansions.  There was also a broad coalition of special interest groups there were supportive of one or more of these bills.  That coalition included representatives of the business community, insurance, hospitals, and of course the pharmacists and nurses.

Our message has been consistent throughout the process, that the state can address manpower and access to care issues without lowering the standard of care available to our patients, especially those in underserved areas.  It will be important moving forward that physicians and patients demand a single standard and a high standard of care from non-physician practitioners that take on the obligation of caring for patients outside the traditional physician-led team.


Join Us for Weekly Legislative Updates from Tallahassee


The 2020 Florida Legislative Session kicks off on Tuesday, January 14th and is scheduled to end on Friday, March 13th.   Join our organization as we provide weekly updates on the debates taking place in Tallahassee that will impact the practice of medicine in the State of Florida.   Our staff will bring you up to speed each week on developments with our legislative priorities and how you can participate in the process.


The webinars will take place every Friday at 12 pm EST.  They are provided as a free benefit for members of the association.  Once you register for the series below, you can select those Friday's that you plan to participate.  The sessions will be recorded and placed on our website for replay as well. 


Follow the instructions below to register for the weekly updates:


Every Friday beginning on Jan 10, 2020 through March 20, 2020

12:00 PM


Register in advance for these meetings:  


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

2020 Legislative Session Webinars

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Legislative Session Webinars, Slides and Tracking
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2020 Florida Legislative Session - Webinar Link Administration 3/13/2020
Session_2020_Update_Toni_3-13.pptx PPTX (1.72 MB) Administration 3/13/2020
2020_Scope_of_Practice_Expansions_Summarized.docx DOCX (20.8 KB) Administration 3/13/2020
2020_Bill_Watch_List_3-13-20.xlsx XLSX (22.46 KB) Administration 3/13/2020
2020_Florida_Legislative_Session_Week_6_Revie.pptx PPTX (144.47 KB) Administration 2/25/2020
2020_Bill_Watch_List_2-21-20.xlsx XLSX (22.8 KB) Administration 2/25/2020
2020 Florida Legislative Session - Week 6 Webinar Link Administration 2/25/2020
2020_Bill_Watch_List_2-14-20.xlsx XLSX (21.3 KB) Administration 2/18/2020
2020_Florida_Legislative_Session_Week_5_Review.pdf PDF (148.48 KB) Administration 2/18/2020
2020_Bill_Watch_List_2-6-20.xlsx XLSX (21.05 KB) Administration 2/18/2020
2020 Legislative Session Webinar Jan 31 Link Administration 2/3/2020
2020_Florida_Legislative_Session_Week_3_Review.pdf PDF (180.43 KB) Administration 2/3/2020
2020_Bill_Watch_List_1-29-20.xlsx XLSX (20.04 KB) Administration 2/3/2020
2020 Legislative Session Webinar Jan 17 Link Administration 1/22/2020
2020_Florida_Legislative_Session_Week_1_Review.pdf PDF (261.4 KB) Administration 1/22/2020
2020_Bill_Watch_List_1-17-20.xlsx XLSX (17.43 KB) Administration 1/22/2020
2020 Legislative Session Webinar Jan 10 Link Administration 1/22/2020
2020_Florida_Legislative_Session_Preview.pdf PDF (343.8 KB) Administration 1/22/2020
2020_Bill_Watch_List_1-6-20.xlsx XLSX (16.95 KB) Administration 1/22/2020
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