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Staff ReportsAugust 27, 2018

Jennifer Tschetter has joined the Carlton Fields law firm’s national medical marijuana task force, the firm announced.  She departed Tallahassee’s Hopping Green & Sams, where she’d been since 2016. The former general counsel, chief of staff and chief operating officer of the Florida Department of Health now co-chairs Carlton Fields’ 18-lawyer task force. There, she will “represent […]

Drew WilsonMarch 21, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday signed a bill that would put to rest years of legal and regulatory fights over the state’s trauma center system. HB 1165, sponsored by Panama City Republican Rep. Jay Trumbull, in part aims to stem the flow of litigation against the state’s Department of Health, charged with reviewing the need […]

Staff ReportsJanuary 29, 2018

A House bill that would do away with the limit on the number of trauma centers in Florida unanimously cleared its first committee Monday. The bill (HB 1165), sponsored by Republican state Rep. Jay Trumbull of Panama City, was OK’d on a 15-0 vote in the Health Quality Subcommittee. The statewide total of trauma centers is […]

Jim RosicaApril 28, 2017

What began as a bang ended with a whimper as the House passed a diluted trauma center bill and sent it to the Senate Friday. The measure (HB 1077), which passed 93-24, began its legislative life to do away with a cap on how many trauma centers can open in Florida. The bill that was passed says […]

Jim RosicaMarch 27, 2017

A limit on how many trauma centers can open in Florida would be erased under legislation that cleared its first committee Monday. The bill (HB 1077), sponsored by state Rep. Jay Trumbull, was OK’d on a 10-5 vote. Among other things, it also does away with the system of trauma service areas and regions, relieves […]

Jim RosicaMarch 27, 2017

Another high-profile court fight over new trauma centers opening in Florida has begun in Tallahassee, even as lawmakers prepare to tinker with state law governing such facilities.  As a pre-emptive strike, Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach and St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach last week sued the Florida Department of Health in Leon […]

Jim RosicaApril 7, 2016

Jennifer Tschetter, an attorney who was most recently Chief Operating Officer of the Florida Department of Health, is joining Tallahassee’s Hopping Green & Sams law firm to specialize in “health care law matters,” the firm announced in a press release. Tschetter leaves the department after state Surgeon General John Armstrong was forced out of his job. The Florida Senate […]

Guest AuthorApril 17, 2014

The Florida Senate’s Appropriations Committee continues to move forward with a plan that would help create a 21st-century trauma system for this state.  The measure, SB1276, intelligently aims to establish a new framework and underlying mechanism to provide citizens with high-quality, accessible trauma care and includes a provision that would allow three trauma centers in […]

Marc YachtMarch 17, 2014

 A two-part series published in the Tampa Bay Times exposed outrageous unregulated charges by Florida trauma centers.  The argument for marketplace medicine rings hollow when patients are charged $33,000 for the hospital trauma team call-up. That is the cover charge; other bills come later.  Total bills can tally up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. […]


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