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FLAA Member Update: Legislative Wrap Up and Convention Early Bird Reminder

  Legislative Wrap Up What a legislative session 2021 turned out to be! Session began with the filing of HB 373 / SB 1268 which sought to provide insurance coverage of hearing aids for children. This bill made progress through the Senate but was never heard in the House and ultimately died this session. The… Read more »

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FLAA Legislative Update: Opposition to HB 957 and Amendment 302884 on SB 700

Dear FLAA Members, There have been several articles and postings related to HB 957 and SB 700 over the last two months as these pieces of legislation have garnered national attention in the audiology community. As members of FLAA, we felt it was important to share some details that may help clarify and/or put into… Read more »

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FLAA Convention Announcement: Website Now LIVE! Check Out FLAA2021.com!

We hope you plan to join us virtually or in-person on June 18 & 19 for the 2021 FLAA Convention! Exciting News: FLAA2021.com is LIVE! We’re excited to announce that our 2021 Convention website is now up and running!  This website will serve as the information portal for individuals attending virtually and in-person!  Visit the site today and… Read more »

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FLAA Legislative Alert: Thursday’s Hearing on SB 700 Amendment 172640

Thank you to everyone for doing an excellent job of contacting your legislators regarding all of our recent activities.  Your help has been vital to our success and it has been noticed by the legislators! We are writing again to request assistance – this time for SB 700 Amendment 172640.  We are in FAVOR!  Please write to… Read more »

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FLAA Legislative Alert: Today’s Hearing Outcome on HB 957

HB 957 Substitution Bill Passes First Committee (9 yay – 7 nay) While the passing of HB 957’s substitution bill today was not what we had wanted, there was much to take away from the hearing. We were able to hear the debate, questions, and concerns related to the bill from the legislators’ viewpoint. What… Read more »

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FLAA Convention Announcement: Registration Now OPEN!

Florida Academy of Audiology is gearing up for its 25th year of providing quality continuing education to audiologists across the great state of Florida and beyond! This year’s convention, June 18-19, 2021, is bigger and better, with one of our best programs to date! Whether you elect to join in person or virtually in the… Read more »

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FLAA Legislative Alert: Emergency Action Needed – E-mail to Oppose HB 957 Before Hearing on April 1st!

  Dear Members, This one counts today! We got blindsided and need emails sent ASAP. Unexpectedly, HB 957 is going to be heard in a committee on Thursday, April 1 at 9:00 AM when we understood that it had no traction. This is the House’s bill that is the same as SB 700’s amendment that removes the requirement of… Read more »

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FLAA Legislative Alert: Updates on Current Legislative Efforts & Request for Action

  SB 1268/HB 373: Hearing aid coverage for children – FLAA SUPPORTS Earlier this week, SB 1268 passed in committee and is continuing to make favorable progress.  It’s companion bill, HB 373, has not yet had a hearing, but we are hopeful and making efforts to obtain a hearing. HB 957/ SB 700 Amendment 286824: Hearing… Read more »

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FLAA Legislative Alert – SB 1268 Hearing on Wednesday, March 24!

Exciting News! It’s time for another hearing!! Please join us in asking Senate Health Policy to support SB 1268 Coverage for Hearing Aids for Children. Also, please share with anyone who lives in Florida who is interested in supporting this bill. Sample email and addresses are shown below, but we encourage you to add a personal… Read more »

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Legislative Alert – Senate Health Policy Meeting

  What happened today? SB 700 was heard in the Senate Health Policy committee meeting. The first step was to review the amendments that had been added to SB 700. Senator Bean provided an amendment to amendment 302884 (the one regarding our statutes) by adding language to protect children. The amendment to amendment 302884 was… Read more »

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