April 29, 2023

Florida healthcare providers discuss dangers of HB 1617 and SB 1718, asking immigration status

Fadia Patterson writes:

"FLORIDA — Eighty health care providers across the state of Florida sent a letter to the Senate president and House Speaker to encourage them to vote against House Bill 1617 and Senate Bill 1718.

The bills require hospitals to ask patients about their immigration status.


Doctors who joined in on a press call with the Florida Policy Institute [emphasis added] say this proposal violates their moral and ethical code."

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