Florida Chamber Applauds Governor DeSantis and Florida Legislature for Extending Chamber-Backed COVID-19 Liability Protections for Florida’s Health Care Providers

These protections will continue providing relief to our healthcare heroes against frivolous lawsuits.

TALLAHASSEE, FL (February 24, 2022) —Florida’s business community commends Governor DeSantis’ signing of SB 7014 earlier today. This bill, sponsored by Senator Danny Burgess and Representative Colleen Burton importantly extends the COVID-19 liability protections for health care providers until June 2023. Florida has more billboard trial lawyer ads than any nation on the planet and this important protection for our health care workers is vital.

“Passage of common sense COVID-19 lability protections for Florida’s job creators has been a top priority for the Florida Chamber since day one of the global pandemic,” said Florida Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Mark Wilson. “The Florida Chamber thanks Governor DeSantis, President Simpson and Speaker Sprowls for their leadership in protecting Florida’s job creators and for extending relief against frivolous lawsuits to our healthcare heroes as they continue working to keep Floridians safe.”

The health care community, including hospitals, nursing homes, doctors, and nurses, have been on the front lines fighting this ongoing pandemic and deserve our continued support.

Last year, the Florida Legislature passed Chamber-backed legislation providing necessary COVID-19 liability protections for businesses and health care providers with overwhelming support. The protections afforded to health care facilities and providers were set to sunset at the end of March 2022 without further action.


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