The Florida Medical Association originally opposed the bill, but now has expressed satisfaction with the compromise language.
In March, Asher Gorelik, M.D., president of the Florida Psychiatric Society (FPS), expressed to Psychiatric News his membership's opposition to the bill, particularly "a great deal of concern about how this law would interfere with the
ability of the psychiatrist to properly assess a patient." But in a recent follow-up interview, Gorelik stated that the new
language in the bill "no longer interferes with the ability of a psychiatrist to perform a risk assessment."