2018 Legislative Scorecard Overview
Florida Health Care Association's Legislative Scorecard reports on the Association's 2018 priorities, which includes issues related to implementing a Prospective Payment System for nursing center Medicaid reimbursement, preserving Certificate of Need, Emergency Preparedness, and the Agency for Health Care Administration regulatory bill. A thumbs up or thumbs down indicates a legislative vote, positive or negative, on an FHCA priority. More than one thumbs up/thumbs down would indicate multiple votes on an issue (in committee, on the House/Senate floor or in the budget conference process, for example). Comments reference a legislator's 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. If no action on an issue/bill was taken, the record is left blank.
For a complete overview of 2018 legislation which impacted long term care, review FHCA's 2018 Legislative Session Wrap Up.
2018 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 2017 Champions for the Elderly include:
Senate President Joe Negron (R-Palm City)
Florida Chief Financial Officer
Rep. Travis Cummings (R-Orange Park)