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Florida legislature passes CON repeal — 4 insights

Florida's certificate of need repeal attempt is on its way to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis after both legislative bodies passed it April 29, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

What you should know:

1. The bill will partially eliminate the state's CON laws, allowing new hospitals to open in Florida without CON approval by 2021.

2. The Senate voted 23-17 and the House voted 83-34 to pass the CON repeal.

3. Florida nursing homes, hospices and intermediate care facilities would still require CONs.

4. The bill will also established a regulatory framework for telehealth services.

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