Florida Senate - 2017 CS for CS for SB 414 By the Committees on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; and Health Policy; and Senator Grimsley 586-03330-17 2017414c2 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to hospice services; amending s. 3 408.036, F.S.; exempting certain hospice services in a 4 not-for-profit retirement community from specified 5 review and application requirements; providing an 6 effective date. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 10 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section 11 408.036, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 12 408.036 Projects subject to review; exemptions.— 13 (3) EXEMPTIONS.—Upon request, the following projects are 14 subject to exemption from the provisions of subsection (1): 15 (a) For hospice services or for swing beds in a rural 16 hospital, as defined in s. 395.602, in a number that does not 17 exceed one-half of its licensed beds, or for a hospice program 18 established by an entity that shares a controlling interest, as 19 defined in s. 408.803, with a not-for-profit retirement 20 community that offers all of the following: 21 1. Independent living. 22 2. Assisted living. 23 3. Nursing home services located on the same premises as a 24 nursing home facility designated by the agency as a teaching 25 nursing home for a minimum of 5 years in accordance with s. 26 430.80. 27 28 Only one hospice program per teaching nursing home may be 29 established under the exemption in this paragraph, and such 30 program must be limited to serving patients residing in 31 communities located within the not-for-profit retirement 32 community, including home and community-based service providers. 33 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.