Florida Senate - 2015 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 768 Ì436444-Î436444 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 03/10/2015 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Health Policy (Gaetz) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete lines 108 - 132 4 and insert: 5 (9) If a licensed facility places a patient on observation 6 rather than inpatient status, observation services shall be 7 documented in the patient’s discharge papers. The patient or 8 patient’s proxy shall be notified of observation services 9 through discharge papers and also may be notified through 10 brochures, signage, or other forms of communication for this 11 purpose. 12 13 14 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 15 And the title is amended as follows: 16 Delete lines 4 - 7 17 and insert: 18 a licensed facility to document observation services 19 in a patient’s discharge papers when the facility 20 places the patient on observation status; requiring a 21 licensed facility to notify a patient or patient’s 22 proxy of observation status through discharge papers; 23 authorizing a licensed facility to notify a patient or 24 patient’s proxy of observation status through other 25 forms of communication; providing an effective date.