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Florida Health Care Association Applauds House for Passing Liability Protections for Health Care Heroes
TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida Health Care Association today applauded the House of Representatives for approving Senate Bill 72, which provides liability protection to health care providers who made a good faith effort to follow government health care guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emmett Reed, Florida Health Care Association CEO, said: “Our health care heroes sacrificed their own well-being to rise to the challenge of protecting long term care residents during a pandemic unlike anything we’ve seen during our lifetimes. We thank Representative Burton and Senator Brandes for their leadership in developing legislation that protects health care heroes from opportunistic lawsuits. We’re grateful to the entire House of Representatives for passing this bill which ensures that our centers can continue to direct their limited resources where they’re needed most – caring for residents and supporting staff. We encourage Governor DeSantis to sign this crucial legislation quickly so our long term care facilities can remain focused on delivering the high-quality care our state's seniors depend on.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2021
Kristen Knapp, APR
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