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Senate Bill 2166

Senate Bill sb2166

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 2166

    By Senator Peaden





    2-1586-04

  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to licensure of an emergency

  3         medical department; amending s. 395.003, F.S.;

  4         providing that, notwithstanding any right or

  5         privilege granted to a licensed hospital, a

  6         medical facility located away from the primary

  7         premises of a licensed hospital may not be

  8         licensed as, or represent itself to the public

  9         to be, an emergency department of a licensed

10         hospital; providing an effective date.

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12         WHEREAS, the regulation of hospitals is a matter of

13  great public importance, and the issuance of a license to

14  operate a hospital is a privilege and not a right, and

15         WHEREAS, it is an important state interest to ensure

16  that an emergency department operated by a licensed hospital

17  is capable of providing the highest quality of emergency

18  services to individuals seeking such care, and

19         WHEREAS, chapter 395, Florida Statutes, authorizes a

20  licensed hospital to establish an emergency department, and

21         WHEREAS, it was never the intent of the Legislature to

22  allow a licensed hospital to operate an emergency department

23  located off premises of the licensed hospital, and

24         WHEREAS, it is not in the public interest to license or

25  operate an emergency department located off premises of a

26  licensed hospital, and

27         WHEREAS, operating an off-premise emergency department

28  will lead to public confusion and to a lowering of the quality

29  of care provided to the public in the emergency department,

30  and

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 2166
    2-1586-04




 1         WHEREAS, it is in the public's interest to prohibit a

 2  licensed hospital from operating an emergency department

 3  located off premises of the licensed hospital, and

 4         WHEREAS, it is in the public's interest to apply this

 5  prohibition to all emergency departments operating off

 6  premises of a licensed hospital on the effective date of this

 7  act, NOW, THEREFORE,

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 9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

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11         Section 1.  Subsection (1) of section 395.003, Florida

12  Statutes, is amended to read:

13         395.003  Licensure; issuance, renewal, denial,

14  modification, suspension, and revocation.--

15         (1)(a)  A No person may not shall establish, conduct,

16  or maintain a hospital, ambulatory surgical center, or mobile

17  surgical facility in this state without first obtaining a

18  license under this part.

19         (b)1.  It is unlawful for a any person to use or

20  advertise to the public, in any way or by any medium

21  whatsoever, any facility as a "hospital," "ambulatory surgical

22  center," or "mobile surgical facility" unless the such

23  facility has first secured a license under the provisions of

24  this part.

25         2.  Nothing in This part does not apply applies to

26  veterinary hospitals or to commercial business establishments

27  using the word "hospital," "ambulatory surgical center," or

28  "mobile surgical facility" as a part of a trade name if no

29  treatment of human beings is performed on the premises of the

30  such establishments.

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 2166
    2-1586-04




 1         3.  Notwithstanding any right or privilege granted by a

 2  license issued under this part, a medical facility located

 3  away from the primary premises of a licensed hospital may not

 4  be licensed as, or represent itself to the public to be, an

 5  emergency department of a licensed hospital.

 6         Section 2.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a

 7  law.

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11    Provides that a medical facility located away from the
      primary premises of a licensed hospital may not be
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