ABOUT SB 1040

SB 1040 is not about telehealth! It is about how veterinarians establish a veterinarian-client-patient relationship (VCPR). A VCPR allows veterinarians to legally prescribe prescription drugs to their patients. Currently, under federal and state law, a veterinarian must have physically examined a patient within the past year to initiate treatment and prescribe medications.

This bill removes any state examination requirement.

Animals age much faster than humans and they instinctively hide their illnesses. Like human infants, pets cannot speak to tell us where it hurts. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Telehealth Association recommend telehealth should not be used in children under two years of age unless they already have an in-person relationship with the provider.

Committee on Fiscal Policy

Chair: Sen Travis Hutson (Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns counties and part of Volusia county)
District 7
hutson.travis.web@flsenate.gov
(850) 487-5007

Vice Chair: Linda Stewart (Orange)
Districts 17
stewart.linda.web@flsenate.gov
(850) 487-5017

Senator Ben Albritton  (Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee counties and parts of Lee, Polk counties)
District 27
albritton.ben.web@flsenate.
(850) 487-5027

Senator Lori Berman (Palm Beach)
District 26
berman.lori.web@flsenate.gov.
(850) 487-5026

Senator Jim Boyd (parts of Hillsborough, Manatee counties)
District 20
boyd.jim.web@flsenate.gov.
(850) 487-5020

Senator Colleen Burton (Consists of part of Polk County)
District 12
burton.colleen.web@flsenate.gov.
(850) 487-5012

Senator Alexis Calatayud (Consists of part of Miami-Dade county)
District 38
calatayud.alexis.web@flsenate.gov.
(850) 487-5038

Senator Jay Collins (Consists of part of Hillsborough county)
District 14
collins.jay.web@flsenate.gov.
(850) 487-5014

Senator Nick DiCeglie (Consists of part of Pinellas county)
District 18
diceglie.nick.web@flsenate.gov.
(850) 487-5018

Senator Ileana Garcia (Consists of part of Miami-Dade county)
District 36
garcia.ileana.web@flsenate.gov
(850) 487-5036

Senator Shevrin D. “Shev” Jones (Consists of part of Miami-Dade county)
District 34
jones.shevrin.web@flsenate.gov
(850) 487-5034

Senator Debbie Mayfield (Consists of part of Brevard county)
District 19
mayfield.debbie.web@flsenate.
(850) 487-5019

Senator Rosalind Osgood (Consists of part of Broward county)
District 32
osgood.rosalind.web@flsenate.gov.
(850) 487-5032

Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez (Consists of Monroe county and part of Miami-Dade county)
District 40
rodriguez.anamaria.web@flsenate.gov
(850) 487-5040

Senator Corey Simon (Dixie, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, Wakulla)
Districts 1 &2
simon.corey.web@flsenate.gov.
(850) 487-5003

Senator Geraldine F. “Geri” Thompson (Consists of part of Orange county)
District 15
thompson.geri.web@flsenate.gov.
 (850) 487-5015

Senator Victor Torres (Consists of Osceola county and part of Orange county)
District 25
torres.victor.web@flsenate.gov.
(850) 487-5025

Senator Jay Trumbull (Consists of Bay, Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Walton, Washington counties and part of Okaloosa county)
District 2
trumbull.jay.web@flsenate.gov.
(850) 487-5002

Senator Tom Wright (Consists of parts of Brevard and Volusia counties)
District 8
wright.tom.web@flsenate.gov.
(850) 487-5008

Senator Clay Yarborough (Consists of Nassau county and part of Duval count)
District 4
yarborough.clay.web@flsenate.gov.
(850) 487-5004

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