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Legislative Scorecard

2016 Legislative Scorecard 






2016 Legislative Scorecard Overview

Florida Health Care Association's Legislative Scorecard reports on the Association's 2016 priorities, which includes issues related to Medicaid funding, Certificate of Need, the Governor's Gold Seal Award, transparency in health care, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and telehealth. Bills that expand the scope of practice for nurse practitioners/physician assistants, address Florida's nursing shortage and update fire safety standards for assisted living facilities are also a focus. A Thumbs Up indicates a YES vote on FHCA-supported legislation, while a Thumbs Down indicates a NO Vote. Additional comments report on legislators' sponsorship/co-sponsorship of pro-long term care legislation, their voting record and overall support or non-support related to issues or bill(s) that impact the profession.

For a complete overview of 2016 legislation which impacted long term care, review FHCA's 2016 Legislative Session Wrap Up.

2016 Senate Scorecard

2016 House Scorecard

2016 Legislative Champions for the Elderly

Florida Health Care Association’s Legislative Champion for the Elderly Awards recognize those legislators who championed the issues mentioned above. The 2016 Champions for the Elderly include:

Sen. Joe Abruzzo (D-25)
Sen. Aaron Bean (R-4)
Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-30)
Sen, Rob Bradley (R-7)
Sen. Rene Garcia (R-38)
Sen. Denise Grimsley (R-21)
Sen. Kelli Stargel (R-15)

Rep. Travis Cummings (R-18)
Rep. Mia Jones (D-14)
Rep. Cary Pigman (R-55)
Rep. Ray Pilon (R-72)
Rep. Chris Sprowls (R-65)


Watch Our 2016 Champion Highlight Videos