Fla. bill would tighten nursing qualifications; Ky. hospital sued for unnecessary heart procedures;

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> The Florida legislature proposes a bill that toughens the qualifications for nursing programs, the Miami Herald reports. Article

> Two lawsuits claim doctors at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky., performed "unnecessary and harmful" heart procedures on more than 500 patients, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. Article

> Support is on the rise for congressional candidates who voted for the Affordable Care Act, a Washington Post/ABC News poll finds. Article

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> When considering ways to innovate healthcare and incorporate technology into better patient care, look to other industries--and don't hesitate to hop on a plane. Article

> While the $75 million allocated for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in President Barack Obama's proposed FY 2015 budget for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, unveiled Tuesday, is $3 million less than what was proposed a year ago, it represents a $15 million increase over funding actually approved for the agency for FY 2014.  Article

And Finally… Smoking in the boy's room. Article