Legislative Update

2019 Legislative Wrap-Up Christopher L. Nuland, Esq. May 4, 2019 Amidst the usual last-minute shenanigans and deal-making, I am happy to report that, overall, we had an extraordinary 2019 Legislative Session. Not only did we pass SB 732, which will…



Legislative Halftime Report

Christopher L. Nuland, Esq. March 28, 2019 As we approach the halfway point of the 2019 Legislative Session, it has become abundantly clear that the House and Senate have very different health care agendas. In the House, scope of practice…



The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The second week of the Legislative Session produced a series of initiatives that could drastically affect each and every physician’s practice in the Sate of Florida. The Good On Monday the Senate Health Policy Committee adopted a comprehensive rewrite of…



Legislative Update “FSPS Working For You!”

August 28, 2017 Dear Fellow FSPS Members: As most members know, any Level III office surgery patient over the age of 40 must currently undergo both a complete work-up and an EKG, creating both an administrative and financial burden on…



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…