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Amendment CaShTmL-905010.HTM
                                                  SENATE AMENDMENT
    Bill No. CS for SB 2136
    Amendment No. ___   Barcode 905010
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11  Senator Saunders moved the following amendment:
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13         Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 
14         On page 18, between lines 3 and 4,
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17         Section 5.  Subsection (7) of section 456.025, Florida
18  Statutes, is amended to read:
19         456.025  Fees; receipts; disposition.--
20         (7)  Each board, or the department if there is no
21  board, shall establish, by rule, a fee not to exceed $250 for
22  anyone seeking approval to provide continuing education
23  courses or programs and shall establish by rule a biennial
24  renewal fee not to exceed $250 for the renewal of providership
25  of such courses. The fees collected from continuing education
26  providers shall be used for the purposes of reviewing course
27  provider applications, monitoring the integrity of the courses
28  provided, and covering legal expenses incurred as a result of
29  not granting or renewing a providership, and developing and
30  maintaining an electronic continuing education tracking
31  system. The department shall implement an electronic
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SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 2136 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 905010 1 continuing education tracking system for each new biennial 2 renewal cycle for which electronic renewals are implemented 3 after the effective date of this act and shall integrate such 4 system into the licensure and renewal system. All approved 5 continuing education providers shall provide information on 6 course attendance to the department necessary to implement the 7 electronic tracking system. The department shall, by rule, 8 specify the form and procedures by which the information is to 9 be submitted. 10 Section 6. Section 456.0251, Florida Statutes, is 11 created to read: 12 456.0251 Continuing education.-- 13 (1) Unless otherwise provided in a profession's 14 practice act, each board, or the department if there is no 15 board, shall establish by rule procedures for approval of 16 continuing education providers and continuing education 17 courses for renewal of licenses. Except for those continuing 18 education courses whose subjects are prescribed by law, each 19 board, or the department if there is no board, may limit by 20 rule the subject matter for approved continuing education 21 courses to courses addressing the scope of practice of each 22 respective health care profession. 23 (2) Licensees who have not completed all of the 24 continuing education credits required for licensure during a 25 biennium may obtain an extension of 3 months from the date 26 after the end of the license renewal biennium within which to 27 complete the requisite hours for license renewal. Each board, 28 or the department if there is no board, shall establish by 29 rule procedures for requesting a 3-month extension and whether 30 proof of completion of some approved hours of continuing 31 education are required to be submitted with the request for 2 3:10 PM 04/22/04 s2136c1c-37e0a
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 2136 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 905010 1 extension as a prerequisite for granting the request. 2 (3) Failure to complete the requisite number of hours 3 of continuing education hours within a license renewal 4 biennium or within a 3 month period from the date after the 5 end of the license renewal biennium, if requested, shall be 6 grounds for issuance of a citation and a fine, plus a 7 requirement that at least the deficit hours are completed 8 within a time established by rule of each board, or the 9 department if there is no board. Each board, or the department 10 if there is no board, shall establish by rule a fine for each 11 continuing education hour which was not completed within the 12 license renewal biennium or the 3-month period following the 13 last day of the biennium if so requested, not to exceed $500 14 per each hour not completed. The issuance of the citation and 15 fine shall not be considered discipline. A citation and a fine 16 issued under this subsection may only be issued to a licensee 17 a maximum of two times for two separate failures to complete 18 the requisite number of hours for license renewal. 19 (4) The department shall report to each board no later 20 than 3 months following the last day of the license renewal 21 biennium the percentage of licensees regulated by that board 22 who have not timely complied with the continuing education 23 requirements during the previous license renewal biennium for 24 which auditing of licensees regulated by that board are 25 completed. Each board shall direct the department the 26 percentage of licensees regulated by that board that are to be 27 audited during the next license renewal biennium. In addition 28 to the percentage of licensees audited as directed by the 29 boards, the department shall audit those licensees found to be 30 deficient during any of the two license renewal bienniums. 31 Section 7. Paragraph (ff) is added to subsection (1) 3 3:10 PM 04/22/04 s2136c1c-37e0a
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 2136 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 905010 1 of section 456.072, Florida Statutes, to read: 2 456.072 Grounds for discipline; penalties; 3 enforcement.-- 4 (1) The following acts shall constitute grounds for 5 which the disciplinary actions specified in subsection (2) may 6 be taken: 7 (ff) Failure for a third or more times to complete the 8 requisite number of hours of continuing education hours within 9 a license renewal biennium period or within a 3-month period 10 from the date after the end of the license renewal biennium, 11 if the extension was requested. 12 13 (Redesignate subsequent sections.) 14 15 16 ================ T I T L E A M E N D M E N T =============== 17 And the title is amended as follows: 18 On page 1, line 2, delete that line 19 20 and insert: 21 An act relating to health care; amending s. 22 456.025, F.S.; deleting requirements for the 23 Department of Health to administer an 24 electronic continuing education tracking system 25 for health care practitioners; creating s. 26 456.0251, F.S.; providing for enforcement of 27 continuing education requirements required for 28 license renewal; authorizing citations and 29 fines to be imposed for failure to comply with 30 required continuing education requirements; 31 amending s. 456.072, F.S.; providing for 4 3:10 PM 04/22/04 s2136c1c-37e0a
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 2136 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 905010 1 discipline of licensees who fail to meet 2 continuing education requirements as a 3 prerequisite for license renewal three or more 4 times; 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 5 3:10 PM 04/22/04 s2136c1c-37e0a
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