TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today issued the following statement on the unanimous passage of legislation that will help protect recovering addicts in Florida and expand the authority of the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution to prosecute patient brokering crimes:
“I want to thank Representative Bill Hager and Senator Jeff Clemens for sponsoring this vital legislation and each member of the Florida Legislature who voted in favor of the bill,” said Attorney General Bondi. “The legislation will help protect recovering addicts from those trying to exploit and profit from their addiction.”
The legislation also creates a certification program for sober homes and prohibits deceptive, false or misleading marketing practices.
Having passed favorably in both the House and Senate, this legislation will now go before Governor Rick Scott.