Amendment to Enhance Florida's "Right To Decline" Medical Treatment - Over

This proposed amendment is enhance the ability of Floridan's to decline medical treatment to override the State Health Officer's ability to order forced vaccines under 381.00315.

A bill to be entitled

An act relating to the statutory right to refuse medical treatment; amending s. 381.026 F.S.; strengthening the statutory right to refuse medical treatment; providing an effective date.

Be it Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subsection (4) of section 381.026, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:

(b) Information.—

1. A patient has the right to know the name, function, and qualifications of each health care provider who is providing medical services to the patient. A patient may request such information from his or her responsible provider or the health care facility in which he or she is receiving medical services.

2. A patient in a health care facility has the right to know what patient support services are available in the facility.

3. A patient has the right to be given by his or her health care provider information concerning diagnosis, planned course of treatment, alternatives, risks, and prognosis, unless it is medically inadvisable or impossible to give this information to the patient, in which case the information must be given to the patient’s guardian or a person designated as the patient’s representative. A patient has the right to refuse this information.

4. A patient has the right to refuse any treatment based on information required by this paragraph, except as otherwise provided by law. notwithstanding any other law. The responsible provider shall document any such refusal.

Section 2. This Act shall take effect July 1, 2021