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On tap at The Capital: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Florida State Capital

FIU TRUSTEES GATHER: The Florida International University Board of Trustees will meet after holding a series of committee meetings. (Committee meetings start at 8 a.m., with full board estimated to start at 2 p.m., Florida International University, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center ballroom, Miami.)

FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC BOARD MEETS: The Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees will meet after holding a series of committee meetings. Among the topics will be a capital projects report that will be submitted to the state university system’s Board of Governors. (Committees start at 9 a.m., with full board at 1:15 p.m., Florida Polytechnic University, Admissions Building, 4700 Research Way, Lakeland.)

UWF TRUSTEES MEET: The University of West Florida Board of Trustees will meet, with topics expected to include an update on performance-based funding issues. (9 a.m. Central time, UWF Conference Center, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola.)

BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTS AT ISSUE: The Agency for Health Care Administration will hold a hearing about proposed rules changes based on recommendations from the Bone Marrow Transplant Advisory Council. (9 a.m., Agency for Health Care Administration, 2727 Mahan Dr., Building 3, Tallahassee.)

RASCHEIN, CITIZENS OFFER INSURANCE HELP: State Rep. Holly Raschein, R-Key Largo, and staff members from Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will hold “office hours” in Monroe County to help Citizens policyholders with Hurricane Irma claims or other insurance issues. (10 a.m., Salvation Army building, 30300 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key.)

SENIOR SCAMS TARGETED: The Florida Department of Financial Services will hold one in a series of "Be Scam Smart" workshops to help seniors avoid financial scams. (10 a.m., Jefferson Senior Citizens Center, 1155 North Jefferson St., Monticello.)

RUBIO HOLDS ‘MOBILE’ OFFICE HOURS: Staff members for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will hold “mobile” office hours in Bradford, Miami-Dade, Pinellas and Glades counties. (10 a.m., Bradford County Senior Center, 1805 North Temple Ave., Starke. Also, noon, Shenandoah Branch Library, 2111 S.W. 19th St., Miami. Also, 1 p.m., VFW Post 4364, 5773 62nd St. North, St. Petersburg. Also, 2 p.m., International Mall Branch Library, 10315 N.W. 15th St., Doral. Also, 3 p.m., 500 Avenue J S.W., Moore Haven.)

ECONOMIC ADVISORY PANEL MEETS: Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis’ Transition Advisory Committee on the Economy will meet in Tampa. The committee is chaired by former state House Speaker Will Weatherford. (1 p.m., University of South Florida Center for Advanced Learning and Simulation, 124 South Franklin St., Tampa.)

SUMTER DELEGATION MEETS: The Sumter County legislation delegation, made up of Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, and Rep. Brett Hage, R-Oxford, will meet as it prepares for the 2019 session. (1 p.m., The Villages Sumter County Service Center, 7375 Powell Road, Wildwood.)

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES DISCUSSED: The Florida Association of District School Superintendents will begin a three-day meeting on mental-health issues in schools. Among the speakers will be state Sen. Bill Montford, a Tallahassee Democrat who is chief executive officer of the association. (1 p.m., JW Marriott, 4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando.)

CITIZENS CLAIMS CONSIDERED: The Claims Committee of the Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Board of Governors will hold a conference call, with topics including sinkhole stabilization services. (1 p.m. Call-in number: 1-866-361-7525. Code: 5219676193)

SOUTH FLORIDA STATE TRUSTEES MEET: The South Florida State College Board of Trustees will meet. (1 p.m., South Florida State College, Highlands Campus, 600 West College Dr. Avon Park.)

HEALTH INFORMATION AT ISSUE: The State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council will hold a quarterly meeting that will include electing a chair for the next year. Also included on the agenda is a legislative update and discussions about. patient safety culture surveys. The state House has been interested in the survey idea as part of an overall strategy to increase health-care transparency. State Rep. James Grant, R-Tampa, filed a proposal (HB 35) last year that would have required the state to develop surveys to collect information about the frequency of adverse events, quality of handoffs and transitions, the level of teamwork within hospital units and hospital facilities as a whole and staff compliance with patient safety regulations and guidelines. (1:30 p.m. The webinar link is here. Webinar ID: 724-383-259. Dial-in number: 1-877-568-4108. Code: 356140936.)

ST. JOHNS RIVER COLLEGE BOARD MEETS: The St. Johns River State College Board of Trustees will meet in Putnam County. (3 p.m., St. Johns River State College, Administration Building, 5001 St. Johns Ave., Palatka.)

THRASHER GIVES ‘STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY’ ADDRESS: Florida State University President John Thrasher will give a “state of the university” address during a meeting of the Faculty Senate. (3:35 p.m., Florida State University College of Medicine, Durell Peaden Auditorium, 1115 West Call St., Tallahassee.)

HILLSBOROUGH COLLEGE TRUSTEES MEET: The Hillsborough Community College Board of Trustees will meet. (4 p.m., Hillsborough Community College, Brandon Campus, 10451 Nancy Watkins Dr., Tampa.)

BEACH ACCESS AT ISSUE: The state Department of Environmental Protection will hold a meeting focused on beach access at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Northwest Florida. (5:30 p.m. Central time, Northwest Florida State College, South Walton Campus, 109 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach.)

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