Florida bill banning vaccine passports does not apply to employers requiring proof of vaccination

  • 381.00316 COVID-19 vaccine documentation.—

    (1) A business entity, as defined in s. 768.38 to include

    any business operating in this state, may not require patrons or

    customers to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19

    vaccination or post-infection recovery to gain access to, entry

    upon, or service from the business operations in this state.

    This subsection does not otherwise restrict businesses from

    instituting screening protocols consistent with authoritative or

    controlling government-issued guidance to protect public health.

    (2) A governmental entity as defined in s. 768.38 may not

    require persons to provide any documentation certifying COVID-19

    vaccination or post-infection recovery to gain access to, entry

    upon, or service from the governmental entity’s operations in

    this state. This subsection does not otherwise restrict

    governmental entities from instituting screening protocols

    consistent with authoritative or controlling government-issued

    guidance to protect public health.

    (3) An educational institution as defined in s. 768.38 may

    not require students or residents to provide any documentation

    certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-infection recovery for

    attendance or enrollment, or to gain access to, entry upon, or

    service from such educational institution in this state. This

    subsection does not otherwise restrict educational institutions

    from instituting screening protocols consistent with

    authoritative or controlling government-issued guidance to

    protect public health.

    (4) The department may impose a fine not to exceed $5,000

    per violation.

    (5) This section does not apply to a health care provider

    as defined in s. 768.38; a service provider licensed or

    certified under s. 393.17, part III of chapter 401, or part IV

    of chapter 468; or a provider with an active health care clinic

    exemption under s. 400.9935.

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