Legislative Wrap-Up

In a year in which legislators failed to pass legislation even on their priority issues, such as Direct Primary Care, Worker’s Compensation Marijuana Regulation, the FSPS was able to boast some notable achievements. Defensively, we worked very hard to successfully…



There are now only two weeks left in the 2017 Session

There are now only two weeks left in the 2017 Session, and lawyers and lobbyists are preparing for a frenetic stretch run. The House and Senate have significantly different budgetary priorities (e.g., the Senate wanting all state workers to receive…



Report from the Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee

INTRODUCTION: As a representative for the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons all of whom are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, I attended the most recent Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting. This committee is composed of 31…



The 2017 Legislative Session Has Passed Its Midpoint

Dear Fellow FSPS Members: April 9, 2017 Legislative Update Christopher L. Nuland, Esq. Happy Passover and Easter. The 2017 Legislative Session has passed its midpoint, and with very little activity planned this coming week due to the Passover and Easter…



Join The Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons to Take Action to Protect Patients

The FSPS and the ACS both strongly oppose HB 1037, and we need your support in letting your Representative know how your feel about letting an optometrist perform surgery with scalpel or laser. We need your help TODAY! Legislation has…



February 24, 2017 Legislative Update

February 24, 2017 Christopher L. Nuland, JD The calendar may only say February, but legislators and lobbyists made this past week the most eventful and challenging “Committee Week” in recent years. Officially, the House and Senate Committees were busy.  On…



Advocacy Matters

Dear Fellow FSPS Members: This past week was a momentous one for Florida Plastic Surgery, both in the courts and in the legislature. FSPS Opposes Unsupervised Nurses Injecting Fillers The FSPS this week filed a Motion to Intervene in a…



Legislative Update

By Chris Nuland, FSPS Counsel The 2017 Legislative Season is in full swing, with both the House and Senate completing the second week of Committee hearings this week. While few bills were actually acted upon, battle lines have begun to…