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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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The Florida Legislature concluded its annual 60-day legislative session on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 10:39 pm having passed a $77.1 billion state budget for fiscal year 2014-2015, and adopting several measures that will impact the Department’s mission to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida, through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

Legislators filed a total of 1,812 bills this session. Of these, only 264 bills passed both chambers of the legislature and were sent to the Governor. This is the fewest number of bills passed in more than a decade. The Governor has 15 days to act (sign or veto) legislation he receives after lawmakers adjourn or they become law without his signature. The final group of bills in this Summary were presented to the Governor by June 13 and all were signed by June 23—five days before the 15-day deadline. The legislature also adopted a $77.1 billion budget for FY 2014-2015. About 41% ($31.9 billion) of the total budget relates to health care.

For a list of legislation passed impacting Florida’s health care regulation, please select the year from the menu on the left.