Florida Senate - 2011 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1228 Barcode 969602 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 03/14/2011 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Health Regulation (Altman) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Subsection (3) is added to section 456.024, 6 Florida Statutes, to read: 7 456.024 Members of Armed Forces in good standing with 8 administrative boards or the department; spouses.— 9 (3)(a) The board, or the department when there is no board, 10 may issue a temporary professional license to the spouse of an 11 active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States who 12 submits to the department: 13 1. A completed application upon a form prepared and 14 furnished by the department in accordance with the board’s 15 rules; 16 2. The required application fee; 17 3. Proof that the applicant is married to a member of the 18 Armed Forces of the United States who is on active duty; 19 4. Proof that the applicant holds a valid license for the 20 profession issued by another state, the District of Columbia, or 21 a possession or territory of the United States, and is not the 22 subject of any disciplinary proceeding in any jurisdiction in 23 which the applicant holds a license to practice a profession 24 regulated by this chapter; and 25 5. Proof that the applicant’s spouse is assigned to a duty 26 station in this state pursuant to the member’s official active 27 duty military orders. 28 (b) The applicant must also submit to the Department of Law 29 Enforcement a complete set of fingerprints. The Department of 30 Law Enforcement shall conduct a statewide criminal history check 31 and forward the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of 32 Investigation for a national criminal history check. 33 (c) The department shall, and the board may, review the 34 results of the state and federal criminal history checks 35 according to the level 2 screening standards in s. 435.04 and 36 shall determine whether the applicant meets the licensure 37 requirements. 38 (d) The applicant shall pay the cost of fingerprint 39 processing. If the fingerprints are submitted through an 40 authorized agency or vendor, the agency or vendor shall collect 41 the required processing fees and remit the fees to the 42 Department of Law Enforcement. 43 (e) The department shall set an application fee, which may 44 not exceed the cost of issuing the license. 45 (f) A temporary license expires 6 months after the date of 46 issuance and is not renewable. 47 (g) A person issued a temporary license under this 48 subsection is subject to the requirements under s. 456.013(3). 49 Section 2. Present subsections (1) through (4) of section 50 458.315, Florida Statutes, are renumbered as subsections (2) 51 through (5), respectively, and a new subsection (1) is added to 52 that section, to read: 53 458.315 Temporary certificate for practice in areas of 54 critical need.— 55 (1) A certificate issued pursuant to this section may be 56 cited as the “Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins, Jr., Temporary 57 Certificate for Practice in Areas of Critical Need.” 58 Section 3. Present subsections (1) through (4) of section 59 459.0076, Florida Statutes, are renumbered as subsections (2) 60 through (5), respectively, and a new subsection (1) is added to 61 that section, to read: 62 459.0076 Temporary certificate for practice in areas of 63 critical need.— 64 (1) A certificate issued pursuant to this section may be 65 cited as the “Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins, Jr., Temporary 66 Certificate for Practice in Areas of Critical Need.” 67 Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011. 68 69 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 70 And the title is amended as follows: 71 Delete everything before the enacting clause 72 and insert: 73 A bill to be entitled 74 An act relating to temporary certificates and licenses 75 for certain health care practitioners; amending s. 76 456.024, F.S.; providing for issuance of a temporary 77 license to specified health care practitioners who are 78 spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces 79 under certain circumstances; providing for criminal 80 history checks; providing fees; providing for 81 expiration of a temporary license; requiring a person 82 who is issued a temporary license to be subject to 83 certain general licensing requirements; amending ss. 84 458.315 and 459.0076, F.S.; naming the temporary 85 certificates issued to physicians who practice in 86 areas of critical need after Rear Admiral LeRoy 87 Collins, Jr.; providing an effective date.