Bill Status of HB3453 100th General Assembly
Short Description: MEDICAL PRACTICE-VARIOUS
Rep. Cynthia Soto
| 3/31/2017||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal date of the Medical Practice Act of 1987 from December 31, 2017 to December 31, 2027. Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides that all applicants and licensees shall provide a valid address and email address, which shall serve as the address and email address of record, and shall inform the Department of any change of address or email address through specified means. Defines "email address of record". In provisions concerning grounds for discipline, provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may take action with regard to a person licensed under the Act for: willfully failing to report an instance of suspected abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or self-neglect of an eligible adult as defined in and required by the Adult Protective Services Act; and being named as an abuser in a verified report by the Department on Aging under the Adult Protective Services Act, and upon proof by clear and convincing evidence that the licensee abused, neglected, or financially exploited an eligible adult as defined in the Adult Protective Services Act. In provisions authorizing the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation to appoint a hearing officer, provides that the hearing officer's findings and recommendations shall also be provided to the Medical Licensing Board along with the Medical Disciplinary Board so both Boards may review the information and present their findings to the Secretary. Makes changes in provisions concerning stenographers. Changes references to "stenographer" to references to "certified shorthand reporter". Makes other changes. Effective immediately.