Governor Ron Desantis Highlights Significant State Investments and Signs Legislation ...


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"By fostering innovation, encouraging data sharing and cooperation, and expanding cancer-related resources, Florida will bring the fight against cancer to a whole new level."

So says Florida Gov.

Ron DeSantis in signing three bills Monday, including one that will make it easier for environmental health technicians to perform septic tank inspections without a four-year degree.

The Andrew John Anderson Pediatric Rare Disease Grant Program will provide grants to advance research and cures for rare pediatric diseases, the Miami Herald reports.

The Florida Cancer Research Program will promote high-quality, innovative health care for people undergoing cancer treatment in the state.

House Bill 885 will allow Florida Medicaid to provide coverage for biomarker testing for the diagnosis, treatment, management, and ongoing monitoring of diseases and conditions, to guide treatment decisions when such testing provides clinical utility as demonstrated by medical and scientific evidence.

The Andrew John Anderson Pediatric Rare Disease Grant Program also will allow environmental health technicians to perform septic tank inspections without a four-year degree.

Genetic counselors will be added to the list of health care practitioners who may receive state lab results to ensure timely diagnoses of diseases, per a release.

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