Florida Senate - 2017                                      SB 96
       By Senator Steube
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    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to eligibility for appointment as a
    3         medical or clinic director; amending s. 400.9905,
    4         F.S.; revising the definition of the term “medical
    5         director”; providing an effective date.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         Section 1. Subsection (5) of section 400.9905, Florida
   10  Statutes, is amended to read:
   11         400.9905 Definitions.—
   12         (5) “Medical director” means:
   13         (a) A physician who is employed or under contract with a
   14  clinic and who maintains a full and unencumbered physician
   15  license in accordance with chapter 458, chapter 459, chapter
   16  460, or chapter 461; or
   17         (b) An advanced registered nurse practitioner who is
   18  employed or under contract with a clinic, who maintains a full
   19  and unencumbered license to practice professional nursing in
   20  accordance with chapter 464, and who is certified in advanced or
   21  specialized nursing practice in accordance with chapter 464.
   23  If a However, if the clinic does not provide services pursuant
   24  to any of the respective physician or nurse practices acts
   25  specified listed in this subsection, it may appoint a Florida
   26  licensed health care practitioner who does not provide services
   27  pursuant to those the respective physician practices acts listed
   28  in this subsection to serve as a clinic director who is
   29  responsible for the clinic’s activities. A health care
   30  practitioner may not serve as the clinic director if the
   31  services provided at the clinic are beyond the scope of that
   32  practitioner’s license; however, except that a licensee
   33  specified in s. 456.053(3)(b) who provides only services
   34  authorized under that paragraph pursuant to s. 456.053(3)(b) may
   35  serve as clinic director of an entity providing such services as
   36  specified in s. 456.053(3)(b).
   37         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.