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What You Need to Know About Florida's New Human Trafficking Law
By the FCA   
Friday, 08 November 2019
Florida's new human trafficking law requires healthcare professionals to learn about human trafficking to be able to better recognize it, and to educate their staff with signage in their office.  READ ALL ABOUT IT in the FCA Journal issue just mailed to all FCA members and which you should receive during the week of November 11th. The FCA has made it easy for members to comply.  Read on for more details and for access to the required poster/signage.
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Human Trafficking Requirements on Physicians
By the FCA   
Tuesday, 01 October 2019
A new law passed by the 2019 Florida Legislature and signed by Gov. DeSantis, places new requirements on physicians related to Human Trafficking. HB 851 by Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen (R-Ft. Myers) & Sen. Lauren Book (D-Plantation) requires every physician to take a one hour continuing education course in human trafficking by January 1, 2021.  It also requires every physician to post a notice in the waiting room advising anyone affected by human trafficking to report it and requires a physician who holds a massage establishment license to appoint an LMT as the massage establishment manager. Read more for access to a poster from the Department of Health which meets the notice requirements.
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New Direct Health Care Agreement Now Available to FCA Members
By Debra Minor Brown   
Thursday, 05 September 2019
Legislation passed during the 2019 Florida Legislative Session to amend Section 624.27, Florida Statutes, changing the terms Primary Care Provider to Health Care Provider and Direct Primary Care Agreement to Health Care Agreement, intending to allow specialists and dentists to also provide specialty care by entering into direct health care agreements. Gov. DeSantis approved the new law on June 18 and it became law on July 1, 2019. The FCA lobbied for chiropractic inclusion in the original direct primary care (DPC) statute in 2017 and provided a sample agreement at that time for member use. Read on for access to a new sample agreement that reflects changes made by the 2019 legislation.
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FCA Update Hemp and CBD
By Kim Driggers, FCA Asst. Gen. Counsel   
Wednesday, 03 April 2019

FDA and FTC Issue Warning Letters to Three CBD Companies

The ambiguities surrounding the use and distribution of CBD products is intense.  While several bills on CBD and Hemp move through the Florida Legislature to seek clarification and establish requirements in Florida, yesterday the FDA issued a statement announcing new steps and actions it is taking on the lawful marketing of appropriate cannabis and cannabis-derived products.   

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Its Here on July 1st Direct Primary Care Includes Chiropractic
By Kim Driggers, FCA Asst. General Counsel   
Tuesday, 26 June 2018

FLORIDA’S ANSWER TO A FREE MARKETPLACE FOR TREATMENT BETWEEN DOCTORS, PATIENTS, AND EMPLOYERS!  

If you haven’t read it yet, please read about the new, July 1, 2018, Direct Primary Care (DPC) law, in the April/May/June edition of the FCA Journal.  Florida is now added to the list of only 16 states of the 25 states in the country with Direct Primary Care laws for chiropractic physicians.  What does this mean?  Now you are able to contract directly with patients and employers for a monthly set fee for services you agree upon, without the hassles of insurance.  Is this true?  Yes, the law specifically provides that these agreements are not insurance and you are not bound by Florida’s insurance laws.   

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