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Florida House Panel Advances Direct Care Proposal
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Tallahassee – Earlier this morning the Health and Human Services Committee in the Florida House gave its unanimous approval to the Direct Primary Care Access Bill sponsored by Rep. Danny Burgess (R-San Antonio). With only one committee of reference the measure (HB 37) is now ready for consideration by the full House as early as January when state lawmakers will begin their annual regular session.
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Florida House Advances Latest PIP Repeal
Tuesday, 07 November 2017
Tallahassee – Earlier this afternoon, the House Commerce Committee approved the latest proposal seeking to repeal Florida’s decades-old No-Fault/Personal Injury Protection insurance coverage requirement, replacing it with a mandatory bodily injury coverage requirement instead. Kim Driggers, FCA Assistant General Counsel, spoke before the committee, voicing the FCA’s strong opposition to the proposal.
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Legislators Welcome FCA’s Chiros at the Capitol Attendees
Thursday, 26 October 2017
Tallahassee, Thursday, October 26, 2017 – State lawmakers this week greeted 80 FCA volunteer leaders, members and students attending a full day of meetings, briefings and events at Florida’s state capitol. Lawmakers were in Tallahassee this week for another round of committee meetings preparing for their annual 60-day lawmaking session scheduled to begin on January 9, 2018. The FCA’s annual Chiro’s at the Capitol event is important in assisting the FCA’s eight-member professional Lobby Team educate and inform legislators about issues important to the profession, while offering attendees a personal, close-up land inside look at how Florida’s government operates.
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House Bill Proposes Repeal of PIP/No-fault Again
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Tallahassee – A bill proposing to repeal Florida’s PIP/No-fault auto insurance requirement effective Jan. 1, 2019 has been introduced for consideration by the legislature during their upcoming regular session set to begin in January. Rep. Erin Grall (R-Vero Beach) is the prime sponsor of the measure, similar to one filed during last year’s session which was approved by the House but never considered in the Senate.
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Pre-Session Update: Direct Primary Care Access Bill clears first hurdle
Tuesday, 10 October 2017
A Special Florida Pre-Session Legislative Update

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - Tallahassee This morning the Florida Senate Banking & Insurance Committee amended and unanimously passed the Direct Primary Care Access bill, SB 80 by Sen. Tom Lee (R-Brandon). It defines primary care provider as an allopath, osteopath, chiropractor or nurse who provides primary care to patients. Under SB 80, primary care services means the screening, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a patient conducted within the competency and training of the primary care provider for the purpose of promoting health or detecting and managing disease or injury. SB 80 authorizes a primary care provider to enter into an agreement with a patient or patient’s employer to provide primary care services at a monthly agreed upon fee. Importantly, the primary care agreements are exempted from insurance regulation. SB 80 passed the Banking & Insurance Committee with the broad support including the National Federation of Independent Businesses, (NFIB), 12 osteopathic and allopathic physician organizations and the FCA. SB 80 as amended is now identical to HB 37 by Rep. Burgess (R-Zephyrhills) which is awaiting its first committee stop in the House.
 
 
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