House Panels To Split Health Care Oversight
House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes, has promised to shake up the state’s health-care delivery system during his two-year tenure leading the House of Representatives.
A lot of the work will fall on two health-care panels: the Health Quality Subcommittee and the Health Market Reform Subcommittee.
Health Quality Chairwoman Colleen Burton, R- Lakeland, told her subcommittee Wednesday the panel would focus on Florida Department of Health issues.
In addition to regulating health professionals, the department is charged with issues such as public health, procuring health care for medically complex children and environmental health.
The Health Market Reform Subcommittee, which is chaired by Rep. Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park, will have oversight of issues involving the state Agency for HealthCare Administration, including certificate-of-need regulation and health-care facility regulation.