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Call to Action: Support Eye Health and Safety

Thursday, April 25, 2019  

We appreciate every optometrist getting involved with the telemedicine bill, but we need your help! Over the next 24 hours, please email EVERY Florida Senator!

 

Dear Senator,
 
During the current, 2019, legislative session, a Telehealth bill has been working its way through the Florida House and Senate that would allow optometrists to provide Telehealth services. Of great concern, CS/CS/HB 23 would also permit and enable "express online eye exams" without any language to protect the public eye health and safety from the reality of "online refraction only services." To protect the public from harm and prevent a stand-alone refraction service from being provided through Telehealth, your FOA has proposed the following bill language in the form of an amendment:

"A prescription for lenses, spectacles, eyeglasses, contact lenses, or any other optical devices may not be made based on telehealth services such as telephone calls or interviews, email messages, internet questionnaires, or facsimile transmissions, or be based solely on determining the refractive error of the human eye by the use of a computer controlled device such as an auto-refractor." Please support our Amendment today.

 

Please support our patient eye health and safety amendment today!

 

Click here to contact Representative Jose Oliva - Speaker of the House

Click here to contact Senator Bill Galvano - President of the Senate

 
FLORIDA SENATORS’ EMAIL ADDRESS
 
Senator Ben Albritton R - 26
albritton.ben.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Dennis Baxley R - 12
baxley.dennis.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Aaron Bean R - 4
bean.aaron.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto R - 27
benacquisto.lizbeth.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Lori Berman D - 31
berman.lori.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Lauren Book D - 32
book.lauren.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Randolph Bracy D - 11
bracy.randolph.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Rob Bradley R - 5
bradley.rob.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Jeff Brandes R - 24
brandes.jeff.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Oscar Braynon D - 35
braynon.oscar.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Doug Broxson R - 1
broxson.doug.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Manny Diaz, Jr. R - 36
diaz.manny.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Gary Farmer D - 34
farmer.gary.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Anitere Flores R - 39
flores.anitere.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator George Gainer R - 2
gainer.george.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Bill Galvano R - 21
galvano.bill.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Audrey Gibson D - 6
gibson.audrey.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Joe Gruters R - 23
gruters.joe.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Gayle Harrell R - 25
harrell.gayle.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Ed Hooper R -16
hooper.ed.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Travis Hutson R - 7
hutson.travis.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Tom Lee R - 20
lee.tom.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Debbie Mayfield R - 17
mayfield.debbie.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Bill Montford D - 3
montford.bill.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Keith Perry R - 8
perry.keith.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Jason Pizzo D - 38
pizzo.jason.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Bobby Powell D - 30
powell.bobby.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Kevin Rader D - 29
rader.kevin.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez D - 37
rodriguez.jose.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Darryl Rouson D - 19
rouson.darryl.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator David Simmons R - 9
simmons.david.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Wilton Simpson R - 10
simpson.wilton.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Kelli Stargel R - 22
stargel.kelli.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Linda Stewart D - 13
stewart.linda.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Annette Taddeo D - 40
taddeo.annette.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Perry Thurston, Jr. D - 33
thurston.perry.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Victor Torres, Jr. D - 15
torres.victor.web@flsenate.gov
 
Senator Tim Wright R - 14
wright.tom.web@flsenate.gov


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