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Florida Will No Longer Require State Laboratory Licensure

The Florida State Legislature has decided to eliminate its state licensure requirement for clinical laboratories.  Effective July 1, 2018, Florida’s recent legislation (SB 622) repeals the entirety of Chapter 483, Part I of the Florida statutes, and in doing so removes the state licensure requirement for clinical laboratories operating in-state and out-of-state.  Section 97 of SB 622, approved by the Governor on March 19, 2018, repeals the entirety of Chapter 483, Part I of the Florida statutes, and therefore, in tow, eliminates section 59A-7.024(1) and as well as all other corresponding regulations.

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Healthcare Alert: CLIA and HIPAA Privacy Rule revised to allow patients direct access to laboratory results

Beginning April 7, 2014, a new federal rule entitled “CLIA Program and HIPAA Privacy Rule; Patients’ Access to Test Reports” (the Final Rule) will permit patients to directly access their personal laboratory test results that they were previously not eligible to access under some state laws. The Final Rule amends the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) regulations and the Privacy Rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The Final Rule is intended to encourage patients to work closely with their healthcare providers to understand their test results, and to assist patients in tracking their health progress, making informed decisions about their healthcare and adhering to important treatment plans.

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