Florida Senate - 2015 SENATOR AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS for SB 904
Senate . House
Floor: 1/AD/2R .
04/22/2015 11:17 AM .
Senator Bean moved the following:
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Delete everything after the enacting clause
4 and insert:
5 Section 1. Present subsections (28) and (29) of section
6 400.462, Florida Statues, are redesignated as subsections (29)
7 and (30), respectively, and a new subsection (28) is added to
8 that section, to read:
9 400.462 Definitions.—As used in this part, the term:
10 (28) “Satellite office” means a secondary office of a nurse
11 registry established pursuant to s. 400.506(1) in the same
12 health service planning district as a licensed nurse registry
13 operational site.
14 Section 2. Subsection (2) of section 400.464, Florida
15 Statutes, is amended to read:
16 400.464 Home health agencies to be licensed; expiration of
17 license; exemptions; unlawful acts; penalties.—
18 (2) If the licensed home health agency operates related
19 offices, each related office outside the health service planning
county where the main office is located must be
21 separately licensed. The counties where the related offices are
22 operating within the health service planning district must be
23 specified on the license in the main office.
24 Section 3. Subsection (1) of section 400.506, Florida
25 Statutes, is amended to read:
26 400.506 Licensure of nurse registries; requirements;
28 (1)(a) A nurse registry is exempt from the licensing
29 requirements of a home health agency but must be licensed as a
30 nurse registry. The requirements of part II of chapter 408 apply
31 to the provision of services that require licensure pursuant to
32 ss. 400.506-400.518 and part II of chapter 408 and to entities
33 licensed by or applying for such license from the Agency for
34 Health Care Administration pursuant to ss. 400.506-400.518. A
35 license issued by the agency is required for the operation of a
36 nurse registry. Each operational site of the nurse registry must
37 be licensed, unless there is more than one site within the
38 health service planning district for which a license is issued.
39 In such case, a county . If there is more than one site within a
40 county , only one license per county is required. each
41 operational site within the health service planning district
42 must be listed on the license.
43 (b) A licensed nurse registry may operate a satellite
44 office as defined in s. 400.462. The nurse registry operational
45 site must administer all satellite offices. A satellite office
46 may store supplies and records, register and process
47 contractors, and conduct business by telephone as is done at
48 other operational sites. Nurse registries may use signs and
49 advertisements to notify the public of the location of a
50 satellite office. All original records must be kept at the
51 operational site.
52 (c) A nurse registry must provide notice, in writing, to
53 the agency at the state and area office levels, as required by
54 agency rule, of a proposed change of address for an operational
55 site or the opening of a satellite office. Before relocating an
56 operational site or opening a satellite office, the nurse
57 registry must submit evidence of its legal right to use the
58 proposed property and evidence that the property is zoned for
59 nurse registry use.
60 Section 4. Section 400.497, paragraph (h) of subsection (3)
61 of s. 817.505, and subsection (3) of s. 400.506, Florida
62 Statutes, are reenacted for the purpose of incorporating the
63 amendment made by this act to s. 400.506, Florida Statutes, in
64 references thereto.
65 Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.
67 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================
68 And the title is amended as follows:
69 Delete everything before the enacting clause
70 and insert:
71 A bill to be entitled
72 An act relating to home health services; amending. s.
73 400.462, F.S.; defining a term; amending s. 400.464,
74 F.S.; allowing home health agencies to operate related
75 offices inside of the main office’s health service
76 planning district without an additional license;
77 amending s. 400.506, F.S.; providing for the licensure
78 of more than one nurse registry operational site
79 within the same health service planning district;
80 authorizing a licensed nurse registry to operate a
81 satellite office; requiring a nurse registry
82 operational site to keep all original records;
83 requiring a nurse registry to provide notice and
84 certain evidence before it relocates an operational
85 site or opens a satellite office; reenacting ss.
86 400.497, 817.505(3)(h), 400.506(3), F.S., to
87 incorporate the amendment made to s. 400.506, F.S., in
88 references thereto; providing an effective date.