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Senate Bill 2206

Senate Bill sb2206

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 2206

    By Senator Peaden





    2-1764-04

  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to electronic medical records;

  3         creating the Statewide Electronic Medical

  4         Records Advisory Panel to advise the Agency for

  5         Health Care Administration in developing

  6         policies relating to electronic medical

  7         records; requiring the Governor to appoint

  8         members to the advisory panel; requiring

  9         quarterly meetings; authorizing per diem

10         reimbursement for members of the advisory

11         panel; requiring the agency to provide

12         personnel support to the advisory panel;

13         authorizing the agency to enter into contracts;

14         requiring that certain issues be studied by the

15         advisory panel; requiring the advisory panel to

16         issue an annual report; providing for the

17         contents of any implementation plan proposed by

18         the advisory panel; providing for expiration of

19         the panel; providing an appropriation;

20         providing an effective date.

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

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24         Section 1.  The Statewide Electronic Medical Records

25  Advisory Panel is created to serve as a body of experts to

26  advise the Agency for Health Care Administration in developing

27  policies related to electronic medical records and the

28  technology required for sharing clinical information among

29  caregivers.

30         (1)  The advisory panel shall be appointed by the

31  Governor and meet at least quarterly.

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 2206
    2-1764-04




 1         (2)  Members of the advisory panel shall serve without

 2  compensation but are entitled to reimbursement for per diem

 3  and travel expenses as provided in section 112.061, Florida

 4  Statutes.

 5         (3)  The agency shall provide personnel to support the

 6  functions of the advisory panel and to assist the panel in

 7  creating the electronic medical records system. The agency may

 8  enter into contracts to carry out this act.

 9         (4)  The advisory panel shall advise the Governor, the

10  Legislature, and the agency on the:

11         (a)  Public and private sector initiatives relating to

12  electronic medical records and the communication systems used

13  to share clinical information among caregivers;

14         (b)  Regulatory barriers that interfere with the

15  sharing of clinical information among caregivers;

16         (c)  Investment incentives that might be used to

17  promote the use of recommended technologies by health care

18  providers;

19         (d)  Educational strategies that could be implemented

20  to educate health care providers about the recommended

21  technologies for sharing clinical information; and

22         (e)  Standards for public access to facilitate the

23  disclosure of pricing, costs, and quality.

24         (5)  The advisory panel shall send to the Governor, the

25  President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of

26  Representatives a report by November 30, 2004, and annually

27  thereafter. Each report must include any recommendations or

28  implementation plan developed by the advisory panel. If the

29  advisory panel proposes an implementation plan, the proposed

30  plan must include, but need not be limited to, the capital

31  investment required to begin implementing the system; the

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 2206
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 1  costs to operate the system; the financial incentives

 2  recommended to increase capital investment; data concerning

 3  the providers initially committed to participate in the

 4  system, by region; the standards for systemic functionality

 5  and features; any marketing plan to increase participation;

 6  and implementation schedules for key components.

 7         (6)  This act expires July 1, 2007.

 8         Section 2.  The sum of $2 million is appropriated from

 9  the General Revenue Fund to the Agency for Health Care

10  Administration for the purpose of implementing this act during

11  the 2004-2005 fiscal year.

12         Section 3.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a

13  law.

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16                          SENATE SUMMARY

17    Creates the Statewide Electronic Medical Records Advisory
      Panel to advise the Agency for Health Care Administration
18    in developing policies relating to electronic medical
      records. Requires the Governor to appoint members to the
19    advisory panel and for the panel to meet quarterly.
      Requires the agency to provide personnel support to the
20    advisory panel. Authorizes the agency to enter into
      contracts. Requires the advisory panel to study certain
21    issues. Requires the advisory panel to issue an annual
      report. Provides for the contents of any implementation
22    plan proposed by the advisory panel. Provides for an
      appropriation. Provides for repeal.
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