Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 992
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/01/2014           .                                

    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    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 polysaccharide
   40  vaccination or revaccination (PPV) and vaccinate residents when
   41  indicated within 60 days after the effective date of this act in
   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 be
   46  assessed within 5 working days of admission and, when indicated,
   47  vaccinated within 60 days in accordance with the recommendations
   48  of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
   49  subject to exemptions for medical contraindications and
   50  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.
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   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.