Amendment CaShTmL-235082.HTM
                                                  SENATE AMENDMENT
    Bill No. CS for SB 2136
    Amendment No. ___   Barcode 235082
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11  Senator Saunders moved the following amendment:
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13         Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 
14         On page 2, between lines 8 and 9,
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17         Section 1.  Subsection (1) of section 395.003, Florida
18  Statutes, is amended to read:
19         395.003  Licensure; issuance, renewal, denial,
20  modification, suspension, and revocation.--
21         (1)(a)  A No person may not shall establish, conduct,
22  or maintain a hospital, ambulatory surgical center, or mobile
23  surgical facility in this state without first obtaining a
24  license under this part.
25         (b)1.  It is unlawful for a any person to use or
26  advertise to the public, in any way or by any medium
27  whatsoever, any facility as a "hospital," "ambulatory surgical
28  center," or "mobile surgical facility" unless such facility
29  has first secured a license under the provisions of this part.
30         2.  Nothing in This part does not apply applies to
31  veterinary hospitals or to commercial business establishments
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SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 2136 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 235082 1 using the word "hospital," "ambulatory surgical center," or 2 "mobile surgical facility" as a part of a trade name if no 3 treatment of human beings is performed on the premises of such 4 establishments. 5 3. By December 31, 2004, the agency shall submit a 6 report to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the 7 House of Representatives recommending whether it is in the 8 public interest to allow a hospital to license or operate an 9 emergency department located off the premises of the hospital. 10 If the agency finds it to be in the public interest, the 11 report shall also recommend licensure criteria for such 12 medical facilities, including criteria related to quality of 13 care and, if deemed necessary, the elimination of the 14 possibility of confusion related to the service capabilities 15 of such facility in comparison to the service capabilities of 16 an emergency department located on the premises of the 17 hospital. Until July 1, 2005, additional emergency departments 18 located off the premises of licensed hospitals may not be 19 authorized by the agency. 20 21 (Redesignate subsequent sections.) 22 23 24 ================ T I T L E A M E N D M E N T =============== 25 And the title is amended as follows: 26 On page 1, line 2, after the semicolon, 27 28 insert: 29 amending s. 395.003, F.S.; requiring a report 30 by the Agency for Health Care Administration 31 regarding the licensure of emergency 2 12:23 PM 04/22/04 s2136c1c-37c8u
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 2136 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 235082 1 departments located off the premises of 2 hospitals; prohibiting the issuance of licenses 3 for such departments before July 1, 2005; 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 3 12:23 PM 04/22/04 s2136c1c-37c8u

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