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Amendment CaShTmL-131338.HTM
                                                  SENATE AMENDMENT
    Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 2910
    Amendment No. ___   Barcode 131338
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11  Senator Saunders moved the following amendment:
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13         Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 
14         On page 124, between lines 11 and 12,
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16  insert:  
17         Section 41.  Section 468.352, Florida Statutes, is
18  amended to read:
19         (Substantial rewording of section. See
20         s. 468.352, F.S., for present text.)
21         468.352  Definitions.--As used in this part, the term:
22         (1)  "Board" means the Board of Respiratory Care.
23         (2)  "Certified respiratory therapist" means any person
24  licensed pursuant to this part who is certified by the
25  National Board for Respiratory Care or its successor; who is
26  employed to deliver respiratory care services, under the order
27  of a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 458 or chapter
28  459, in accordance with protocols established by a hospital or
29  other health care provider or the board; and who functions in
30  situations of unsupervised patient contact requiring
31  individual judgment.
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SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 2910 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 131338 1 (3) "Critical care" means care given to a patient in 2 any setting involving a life-threatening emergency. 3 (4) "Department" means the Department of Health. 4 (5) "Direct supervision" means practicing under the 5 direction of a licensed, registered, or certified respiratory 6 therapist who is physically on the premises and readily 7 available, as defined by the board. 8 (6) "Physician supervision" means supervision and 9 control by a physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 10 459 who assumes the legal liability for the services rendered 11 by the personnel employed in his or her office. Except in the 12 case of an emergency, physician supervision requires the easy 13 availability of the physician within the office or the 14 physical presence of the physician for consultation and 15 direction of the actions of the persons who deliver 16 respiratory care services. 17 (7) "Practice of respiratory care" or "respiratory 18 therapy" means the allied health specialty associated with the 19 cardiopulmonary system that is practiced under the orders of a 20 physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459 and in 21 accordance with protocols, policies, and procedures 22 established by a hospital or other health care provider or the 23 board, including the assessment, diagnostic evaluation, 24 treatment, management, control, rehabilitation, education, and 25 care of patients in all care settings. 26 (8) "Registered respiratory therapist" means any 27 person licensed under this part who is registered by the 28 National Board for Respiratory Care or its successor, and who 29 is employed to deliver respiratory care services under the 30 order of a physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 31 459, in accordance with protocols established by a hospital or 2 9:23 AM 04/26/04 s2910c3c-37t01
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 2910 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 131338 1 other health care provider or the board, and who functions in 2 situations of unsupervised patient contact requiring 3 individual judgment. 4 (9) "Respiratory care practitioner" means any person 5 licensed under this part who is employed to deliver 6 respiratory care services, under direct supervision, pursuant 7 to the order of a physician licensed under chapter 458 or 8 chapter 459. 9 (10) "Respiratory care services" includes: 10 (a) Evaluation and disease management. 11 (b) Diagnostic and therapeutic use of respiratory 12 equipment, devices, or medical gas. 13 (c) Administration of drugs, as duly ordered or 14 prescribed by a physician licensed under chapter 458 or 15 chapter 459 and in accordance with protocols, policies, and 16 procedures established by a hospital or other health care 17 provider or the board. 18 (d) Initiation, management, and maintenance of 19 equipment to assist and support ventilation and respiration. 20 (e) Diagnostic procedures, research, and therapeutic 21 treatment and procedures, including measurement of ventilatory 22 volumes, pressures, and flows; specimen collection and 23 analysis of blood for gas transport and acid/base 24 determinations; pulmonary-function testing; and other related 25 physiological monitoring of cardiopulmonary systems. 26 (f) Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. 27 (g) Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, advanced cardiac 28 life support, neonatal resuscitation, and pediatric advanced 29 life support, or equivalent functions. 30 (h) Insertion and maintenance of artificial airways 31 and intravascular catheters. 3 9:23 AM 04/26/04 s2910c3c-37t01
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 2910 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 131338 1 (i) Education of patients, families, the public, or 2 other health care providers, including disease process and 3 management programs and smoking prevention and cessation 4 programs. 5 (j) Initiation and management of hyperbaric oxygen. 6 Section 42. Section 468.355, Florida Statutes, is 7 amended to read: 8 (Substantial rewording of section. See 9 s. 468.355, F.S., for present text.) 10 468.355 Licensure requirements.--To be eligible for 11 licensure by the board, an applicant must be an active 12 "Certified Respiratory Therapist" or an active "Registered 13 Respiratory Therapist" as designated by the National Board for 14 Respiratory Care, or its successor. 15 Section 43. Section 468.368, Florida Statutes, is 16 amended to read: 17 (Substantial rewording of section. See 18 s. 468.368, F.S., for present text.) 19 468.368 Exemptions.--This part may not be construed to 20 prevent or restrict the practice, service, or activities of: 21 (1) Any person licensed in this state by any other law 22 from engaging in the profession or occupation for which he or 23 she is licensed. 24 (2) Any legally qualified person in the state or 25 another state or territory who is employed by the United 26 States Government or any agency thereof while such person is 27 discharging his or her official duties. 28 (3) A friend or family member who is providing 29 respiratory care services to an ill person and who does not 30 represent himself or herself to be a respiratory care 31 practitioner or respiratory therapist. 4 9:23 AM 04/26/04 s2910c3c-37t01
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 2910 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 131338 1 (4) An individual providing respiratory care services 2 in an emergency who does not represent himself or herself as a 3 respiratory care practitioner or respiratory therapist. 4 (5) Any individual employed to deliver, assemble, set 5 up, or test equipment for use in a home, upon the order of a 6 physician licensed pursuant to chapter 458 or chapter 459. 7 This subsection does not, however, authorize the practice of 8 respiratory care without a license. 9 (6) Any individual certified or registered as a 10 pulmonary function technologist who is credentialed by the 11 National Board for Respiratory Care for performing 12 cardiopulmonary diagnostic studies. 13 (7) Any student who is enrolled in an accredited 14 respiratory care program approved by the board, while 15 performing respiratory care as an integral part of a required 16 course. 17 (8) The delivery of incidental respiratory care to 18 noninstitutionalized persons by surrogate family members who 19 do not represent themselves as registered or certified 20 respiratory care therapists. 21 (9) Any individual credentialed by the Underseas 22 Hyperbaric Society in hyperbaric medicine or its equivalent as 23 determined by the board, while performing related duties. This 24 subsection does not, however, authorize the practice of 25 respiratory care without a license. 26 Section 44. Effective January 1, 2005, sections 27 468.356 and 468.357, Florida Statutes, are repealed. 28 29 (Redesignate subsequent sections.) 30 31 5 9:23 AM 04/26/04 s2910c3c-37t01
SENATE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 2910 Amendment No. ___ Barcode 131338 1 ================ T I T L E A M E N D M E N T =============== 2 And the title is amended as follows: 3 On page 11, line 28, after the semicolon 4 5 insert: 6 amending s. 468.352, F.S.; revising and 7 providing definitions applicable to the 8 regulation of respiratory therapy; amending s. 9 468.355, F.S.; revising provisions relating to 10 respiratory therapy licensure and testing 11 requirements; amending s. 468.368, F.S.; 12 revising exemptions from respiratory therapy 13 licensure requirements; repealing s. 468.356, 14 F.S., relating to the approval of educational 15 programs; repealing s. 468.357, F.S., relating 16 to licensure by examination; 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 6 9:23 AM 04/26/04 s2910c3c-37t01
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