On June 26, 2017, Governor Rick Scott approved House Bill 1237 (HB 1237), amending Florida's Condominium Act and requiring condominium associations "go digital." Specifically, by July 1, 2018, an association with 150 or more units which does not manage timeshare units is required to create or maintain a website where digital copies of condominium records are to be posted for the unit owners. The association's website must be either independent and wholly owned and operated by the association or operated by a third-party provider from whom the association owns, leases, rents, or otherwise obtains the right to operate the website. Either way, the association must have the ability to post certain notices, records, and documents as now required.
Late last year, The Florida Bar Health Law Section put on the 9th installment of its Master Class on Telemedicine, a "deep dive" into the legal, ethical, and technological issues surrounding telemedicine. Telemedicine is the practice of medicine by a licensed health care professional where patient care or services are provided using medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications. Simply put, telemedicine allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients at a distance using telecommunications technology. The proliferation of these technologies created an alternative to in-person visits, allowing patients to receive health care services in their homes, workplaces, and elsewhere.