Florida Senate - 2016 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. SB 818
Senate . House
Comm: RCS .
The Committee on Health Policy (Grimsley) recommended the
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Delete everything after the enacting clause
4 and insert:
5 Section 1. Section 456.031, Florida Statutes, is amended to
7 456.031 Requirement for instruction on domestic violence
8 and human trafficking.—
9 (1)(a) The appropriate board shall require each person
10 licensed or certified under chapter 458, chapter 459, part I of
11 chapter 464, chapter 466, chapter 467, chapter 490, or chapter
12 491 to complete a 2-hour continuing education course, approved
13 by the board, on domestic violence, as defined in s. 741.28, and
14 on human trafficking, as defined in s. 787.06(2), as part of
15 every third biennial relicensure or recertification.
16 1. The domestic violence section of the course must
17 consist of data and information on the number of patients in
18 that professional’s practice who are likely to be victims of
19 domestic violence and the number who are likely to be
20 perpetrators of domestic violence, screening procedures for
21 determining whether a patient has any history of being either a
22 victim or a perpetrator of domestic violence, and instruction on
23 how to provide such patients with information on, or how to
24 refer such patients to, resources in the local community, such
25 as domestic violence centers and other advocacy groups, that
26 provide legal aid, shelter, victim counseling, batterer
27 counseling, or child protection services.
28 2. The human trafficking section of the course must consist
29 of data and information on the types of human trafficking, such
30 as labor and sex, and the extent of human trafficking; factors
31 that place a person at greater risk for being a victim of human
32 trafficking; management of medical records of patients who are
33 human trafficking victims; patient safety and security; public
34 and private social services available for rescue, food,
35 clothing, and shelter referrals; hotlines for reporting human
36 trafficking maintained by the National Human Trafficking
37 Resource Center and the United States Department of Homeland
38 Security; validated assessment tools for identifying human
39 trafficking victims and general indicators that a person may be
40 a victim of human trafficking; procedures for sharing
41 information related to human trafficking with a patient; and
42 referral options for legal and social services.
43 (b) Each such licensee or certificateholder shall submit
44 confirmation of having completed the continuing education such
45 course, on a form provided by the board, when submitting fees
46 for every third biennial relicensure or recertification renewal.
47 (c) The board may approve additional equivalent courses
48 that may be used to satisfy the requirements of paragraph (a).
49 Each licensing board that requires a licensee to complete a
50 continuing an educational course pursuant to this subsection may
51 include the hour required for completion of the course in the
52 total hours of continuing education required by law for the such
53 profession, unless the continuing education requirements for the
54 such profession consist of fewer than 30 hours of continuing
55 education biennially.
56 (d) Any person holding two or more licenses subject to the
57 provisions of this subsection shall be permitted to show proof
58 of completion of having taken one board-approved course on
59 domestic violence and human trafficking, for purposes of
60 relicensure or recertification for additional licenses.
61 (e) Failure to comply with the requirements of this
62 subsection shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action
63 under each respective practice act and under s. 456.072(1)(k).
64 In addition to discipline by the board, the licensee shall be
65 required to complete the board-approved such course under this
67 (2) Each board may adopt rules to carry out the provisions
68 of this section.
69 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.
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72 And the title is amended as follows:
73 Delete everything before the enacting clause
74 and insert:
75 A bill to be entitled
76 An act relating to instruction on human trafficking;
77 amending s. 456.031, F.S.; providing that certain
78 licensing boards must require specified licensees to
79 complete a specified continuing education course that
80 includes a section on human trafficking as a condition
81 of relicensure or recertification; providing
82 requirements and procedures related to the course;
83 providing an effective date.