But did you know the bill he signed actually allows the state to order someone to get tested and even vaccinated?
DeSantis signed the "landmark legislation" SB 2006 on May 03, 20121 to ban any government or private entities in the state of Florida from requiring vaccine passports or provide vaccination records.
"The bill takes aim at arbitrary lockdowns, vaccine passports and enhances emergency preparedness for future emergencies," wrote the State of Florida website in a press release.
This sounds like a wonderful measure by the Florida Governor to protect civil rights. But they say the devil is in the details. SB 2006 also has a disturbing clause that allows the state health officials to force medical examination, testing, and even vaccination on individuals that they consider a threat to public health because of carrying a communicable disease. Clause No. 4 of Section 17 (d) on Page 38 of the bill's document reads:
The State Health Officer, upon declaration of a public health emergency, may take actions that are necessary to protect the public health. Such actions include, but are not limited to…Ordering an individual to be examined, tested, vaccinated, treated, isolated, or quarantined for communicable diseases that have significant morbidity or mortality and present a severe danger to public health. Individuals who are unable or unwilling to be examined, tested, vaccinated, or treated for reasons of health, religion, or conscience may be subjected to isolation or quarantine.