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Workers’ Comp Bill Headed To Gov. Scott

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Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

Florida Legislature. (Source: AP)

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – A bill that aims at lowering workers’ compensation insurance costs is now on its way to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk for signing.

The legislation passed the Florida House on Wednesday. The measure, SB 662, would revise the total reimbursement costs for some of the prescription drugs used by hurt workers.

The bill cleared the Senate earlier this week on a 39-0 vote. A staff analysis measured that the bill would lower workers’ compensation costs by about $20 million.

One of the bill’s key provisions would cap the reimbursement rate for repackaged or relabeled drugs.

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