Florida Enacts Covid Liability Protections

 Wednesday, April 7, 2021


This week, the state of Florida took another strong step in improving its legal climate by signing covid liability protections into law.

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who signed S.B. 72 into law yesterday, has been a strong advocate for legal reform as the state’s executive leader.

S.B. 72, sponsored by Senator Jeff Brandes (R-Pinellas), will protect healthcare providers, individuals, businesses and others from frivolous COVID-19-related civil liability claims.

‘We applaud Governor DeSantis, Senator Brandes, and all the legislators who worked across the aisle to ensure this important piece of legislation became law,’ American Tort Reform Association President Tiger Joyce said.

‘The past year has been trying for the nation, but common-sense legislation like S.B. 72 will help put Florida on track for a healthy economic recovery.’