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.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.
   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.