Monthly Archives: January 2012

A Family Member HomeCare, a Hallandale Beach and Miramar Home Health Care Agency Notes Bill Pending in Florida Legislature (SB 1370) That Would Force Clients to Accept All Qualified Assistants Regardless of Race, Creed or Sexual Orientation

Florida law would ban bias by at-home patients The patients would be protected by a bill of rights under the Senate measure, but they would also be required to accept assistants regardless of race, creed or sexual orientation. By Diane C. Lade, Sun SentinelPublished January 18, 2012 Floridians receiving professional home healthcare could become among the few in the nation with their own bill of rights. Among the guarantees: Appointment times that are honored, disclosure of out-of-pocket costs and high-quality care.But under the proposal being considered by Florida legislators this session, home health agencies would have rights, too, including one likely to spark much debate: Clients would have to accept all qualified assistants in their home “regardless of race, creed […]

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A Family Member HomeCare, a Weston and Deerfield Beach Home Health Care Agency Applauds Sun-Sentinel Report: New Florida health secretary Dr. H. Frank Farmer Jr. targets pill mills, sex offenders

New health secretary targets pill mills, sex offenders By Bob LaMendola and Alexia Campbell, Sun SentinelJanuary 22, 2012 Florida regulators are kicking out more medical practitioners who break the rules — from pill-mill doctors to health-care fraudsters to those having sex with patients. This follows long-time criticism that Florida is too easy on doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other professionals. The state’s first-year health secretary, Dr. H. Frank Farmer Jr., said he has made it a top priority to yank the licenses of those who commit crimes and other serious violations. Farmer said he has started suspending practitioners quickly after their alleged misdeeds come to light rather than letting them continue seeing patients during an investigation. He is asking disciplinary […]

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