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March 23, 2021

 

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Kat Canfield
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 11:15

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March 8, 2021

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386-316-9668

 

Florida Doctors Speak Out Against Dangerous Legislation

Senate Bill 876 would allow non-medical doctors to perform surgery and prescribe opioids placing Floridians at serious risk.

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 16:45

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2021

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386-316-9668


STATEMENT: Florida Society of Ophthalmology President Dr. Sarah Wellik on Protecting Patients, Filing of SB 876/HB631
Dangerous legislation would allow non-Medical Doctors to perform surgery and prescribe opioids placing Floridians at serious risk.

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 13:45

This week Senate Bill 876 was filed by Senator Manny Diaz, chair of the Health Policy committee. SB 876 is an aggressive and dangerous push by optometry to expand their scope of practice. This proposed legislative bill would grant broad and unprecedented surgical privileges to optometrists who are certainly not adequately trained to perform scalpel surgery, laser surgery, or prescribe narcotics.

Friday, January 29, 2021 - 18:30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2020
Contact:
Kat Bustamante
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386-316-9668

                                   Florida Senate Makes Children’s Vision Screening a Priority

Tallahassee, Fla. (March 4, 2020) – Yesterday, the Florida Senate adopted Senate Resolution 1252, which recognizes August 2020 as “Amblyopia Awareness Month,” thanks to the efforts of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and the For Eye Care Foundation (FECF).

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:45

May 8, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 09:00

Dr. Adam Katz, President of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology today released the following statement after HB 1037 passed out of the Health Quality Subcommittee.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 14:00

"This proposed legislation puts the health and well-being of millions of Floridians at risk. This bill would grant broad and unprecedented surgical privileges to optometrists who are not medical doctors, never attended medical school, and who are certainly not adequately trained to perform scalpel surgery, laser surgery, or prescribe narcotics.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 17:00

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