A Bill You Should Know
The 2017 Florida Legislative Session produced a bill calling for the completion of a specified course in orthotics and prosthetics for licensure and licensure renewal.
The following is a breakdown of the new law and its implications going forward:
HB 543 – Regulation of Health Care Practitioners
Effective Date: June 23, 2017
This bill amends 468.80, Florida Statutes, requiring completion of a one-hour medical error course as a part of the licensure issuance and biennial renewal process. The course counts toward the total number of Continuing Education (CE) hours required. The course must be approved by the Board, be developed specifically for the field of orthotics and prosthetics, and include a study of root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, patient safety, and medical records.