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Senate Bill 2206

Senate Bill sb2206c1

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    Florida Senate - 2004                           CS for SB 2206

    By the Committee on Health, Aging, and Long-Term Care; and
    Senator Peaden


  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to electronic medical records;

  3         creating the Statewide Electronic Medical

  4         Records Task Force 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 task force; requiring quarterly

  9         meetings; authorizing per diem reimbursement

10         for members of the task force; requiring the

11         agency to provide personnel support to the task

12         force; authorizing the agency to enter into

13         contracts; requiring that certain issues be

14         studied by the task force; requiring the task

15         force to issue an annual report; providing for

16         the contents of any implementation plan

17         proposed by the task force; providing for

18         expiration of the task force; providing an

19         appropriation; providing an effective date.


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


23         Section 1.  The Statewide Electronic Medical Records

24  Task Force is created to serve as a body of experts to advise

25  the Agency for Health Care Administration in developing

26  policies related to electronic medical records and the

27  technology required for sharing clinical information among

28  caregivers.

29         (1)  The task force shall be appointed by the Governor

30  and meet at least quarterly.



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 1         (2)  Members of the task force 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 task force and to assist the task force in

 7  creating the electronic medical records system. The agency may

 8  enter into contracts to carry out this act.

 9         (4)  The task force 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 task force 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 task force. If the task

29  force proposes an implementation plan, the proposed plan must

30  include, but need not be limited to, the capital investment

31  required to begin implementing the system; the costs to


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    Florida Senate - 2004                           CS for SB 2206

 1  operate the system; the financial incentives recommended to

 2  increase capital investment; data concerning the providers

 3  initially committed to participate in the system, by region;

 4  the standards for systemic functionality and features; any

 5  marketing plan to increase participation; and implementation

 6  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.


                       COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR
16                         Senate Bill 2206


18  The committee Substitute changes the title of the Electronic
    Medical Records Advisory Panel to the Electronic Medical
19  Records Task Force.














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