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HB 7145 — Ratification of Rules/Department of Health

by Rulemaking Oversight and Repeal Subcommittee; and Rep. Gaetz

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Rules Committee (RC)

The bill provides legislative ratification of the Department of Health, Rule 64J-2.006 of the Florida Administrative Code, Trauma Registry and Trauma Quality Improvement Program. The rule amendment requires Level I and Level II verified trauma centers to maintain participation in the American College of Surgeons, Trauma Quality Improvement Program (ACS-TQIP). The ACS-TQIP is a national benchmarking tool which provides feedback to participating trauma centers on their relative performance in order to improve the quality of care of trauma patients.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2014.

Vote: Senate 34-0; House 115-0