Florida Senate - 2014 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 992 Ì164560ÂÎ164560 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 04/01/2014 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. The Department of Health shall convene a study 6 group to evaluate and make recommendations related to the 7 efficacy of state surveillance, mandatory reporting, public 8 notification, prevention, and response activities related to 9 antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The study group must include, at 10 a minimum, representatives of facilities licensed under chapter 11 395, chapter 400, and part I of chapter 483, health care 12 practitioners licensed under chapter 458, chapter 459, chapter 13 464, and chapter 474, the Agency for Health Care Administration, 14 and the Department of Health. At least two members of the work 15 group must be certified infection control practitioners. Members 16 of the study group may be reimbursed for travel expenses. The 17 work group shall evaluate the list of currently reportable 18 antibiotic-resistant bacteria; reporting procedures, including 19 content and format of the reports; notification procedures, 20 including the modes and the network of distribution; and 21 response procedures, including coordination with other 22 departments and agencies of state government, with county and 23 municipal governments, school boards, the Centers for Disease 24 Control and Prevention, facilities that may be affected by an 25 outbreak, and the public. The work group may evaluate other 26 issues it deems necessary and appropriate. The study group shall 27 submit a report of its findings and an action plan for 28 implementation, together with any recommendations of necessary 29 legislation, to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and 30 the Speaker of the House of Representatives no later than July 31 1, 2015. 32 Section 2. Paragraph (t) of subsection (1) of section 33 400.141, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 34 400.141 Administration and management of nursing home 35 facilities.— 36 (1) Every licensed facility shall comply with all 37 applicable standards and rules of the agency and shall: 38 (t) Assess all residents within 5 working days after 39 admission for eligibility for pneumococcal
polysaccharide40 vaccination or revaccination (PPV)and vaccinate residents when 41 indicated within 60 days after the effective date of this actin 42 accordance with the recommendations of the United States Centers 43 for Disease Control and Prevention, subject to exemptions for 44 medical contraindications and religious or personal beliefs. 45 Residents admitted after the effective date of this act shall be46 assessed within 5 working days of admission and, when indicated,47 vaccinated within 60 days in accordance with the recommendations48 of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,49 subject to exemptions for medical contraindications and50 religious or personal beliefs.Immunization shall not be 51 provided to any resident who provides documentation that he or 52 she has been immunized as required by this paragraph. This 53 paragraph does not prohibit a resident from receiving the 54 immunization from his or her personal physician if he or she so 55 chooses. A resident who chooses to receive the immunization from 56 his or her personal physician shall provide proof of 57 immunization to the facility. The agency may adopt and enforce 58 any rules necessary to comply with or implement this paragraph. 59 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014. 60 61 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 62 And the title is amended as follows: 63 Delete everything before the enacting clause 64 and insert: 65 A bill to be entitled 66 An act relating to infectious disease control; 67 creating a study group to evaluate activities related 68 to antibiotic-resistant bacteria; specifying 69 appointments; providing duties and responsibilities of 70 the study group; providing for a report and 71 recommendations to be submitted to the Governor, 72 President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House of 73 Representatives; amending s. 400.141, F.S.; revising 74 the type of pneumococcal vaccine given to nursing home 75 residents; deleting obsolete language; providing an 76 effective date.