Florida Senate - 2017 SB 1326 By Senator Artiles 40-01256-17 20171326__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to home health services; amending s. 3 400.462, F.S.; revising the definitions of the terms 4 “home health agency” and “organization” to include 5 certain marketing organizations for providers of home 6 health, homemaker, and companion services; providing 7 an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Subsections (12) and (22) of section 400.462, 12 Florida Statutes, are amended to read: 13 400.462 Definitions.—As used in this part, the term: 14 (12) “Home health agency” means an organization that 15 provides home health services and staffing services or an 16 organization created for the purpose of advertising or promoting 17 providers of home health services or services provided by a 18 homemaker or companion as provided under part III of this 19 chapter. 20 (22) “Organization” means a corporation, government or 21 governmental subdivision or agency, partnership or association, 22 or any other legal or commercial entity, any of which involve 23 more than one health care professional discipline; a health care 24 professional and a home health aide or certified nursing 25 assistant; more than one home health aide; more than one 26 certified nursing assistant;
ora home health aide and a 27 certified nursing assistant; or an entity that advertises or 28 promotes providers of home health services or services provided 29 by a homemaker or companion as provided under part III of this 30 chapter. The term does not include an entity that provides 31 services using only volunteers or only individuals related by 32 blood or marriage to the patient or client. 33 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.