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The Florida Statutes

The 2004 Florida Statutes

Title XLIV
CIVIL RIGHTS
Chapter 765
HEALTH CARE ADVANCE DIRECTIVES
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Section 765.544, Florida Statutes 2004

765.544  Fees; Florida Organ and Tissue Donor Education and Procurement Trust Fund.--

(1)  The Agency for Health Care Administration shall collect an initial application fee of $1,000 from organ procurement organizations and tissue banks and $500 from eye banks. The fee must be submitted with each application for initial certification and is nonrefundable.

(2)  The Agency for Health Care Administration shall assess annual fees to be used, in the following order of priority, for the certification program, the advisory board, maintenance of the organ and tissue donor registry, and the organ and tissue donor education program in the following amounts, which may not exceed $35,000 per organization:

(a)  Each general organ procurement organization shall pay the greater of $1,000 or 0.25 percent of its total revenues produced from procurement activity in this state by the certificateholder during its most recently completed fiscal year or operational year.

(b)  Each bone and tissue procurement agency or bone and tissue bank shall pay the greater of $1,000 or 0.25 percent of its total revenues from procurement and processing activity in this state by the certificateholder during its most recently completed fiscal year or operational year.

(c)  Each eye bank shall pay the greater of $500 or 0.25 percent of its total revenues produced from procurement activity in this state by the certificateholder during its most recently completed fiscal year or operational year.

(3)  The Agency for Health Care Administration shall provide by rule for administrative penalties for the purpose of ensuring adherence to the standards of quality and practice required by this chapter and rules of the agency for continued certification.

(4)(a)  Proceeds from fees, administrative penalties, and surcharges collected pursuant to subsections (2) and (3) must be deposited into the Florida Organ and Tissue Donor Education and Procurement Trust Fund created by s. 765.52155.

(b)  Moneys deposited in the trust fund pursuant to this section must be used exclusively for the implementation, administration, and operation of the certification program and the advisory board, for maintaining the organ and tissue donor registry, and for organ and tissue donor education.

(5)  As used in this section, the term "procurement activity in this state" includes the bringing into this state for processing, storage, distribution, or transplantation of organs or tissues that are initially procured in another state or country.

History.--s. 5, ch. 91-271; s. 8, ch. 94-305; s. 32, ch. 96-418; ss. 3, 4, ch. 98-68; s. 54, ch. 2002-1; s. 33, ch. 2003-1.

Note.--Former s. 381.6024.

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