Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 496 Ì4296808Î429680 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: WD . 03/14/2017 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Health Policy (Powell) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 115 and 116 4 insert: 5 Section 2. Subsection (3) is added to section 458.3485, 6 Florida Statutes, to read: 7 458.3485 Medical assistant.— 8 (3) CERTIFICATION.—To obtain the designation of a certified 9 medical assistant, the medical assistant must receive 10 certification from a certification program accredited by the 11 National Commission for Certifying Agencies. 12 Section 3. Subsection (7) of section 483.291, Florida 13 Statutes, is amended to read: 14 483.291 Powers and duties of the agency; rules.—The agency 15 shall adopt rules to implement this part and part II of chapter 16 408, which rules must include the following: 17 (7) PERSONNEL.—The agency shall prescribe minimum 18 qualifications for center personnel. A center may employ as a 19 medical assistant a person who has at least one of the following 20 qualifications: 21 (a) Prior experience of not less than 6 months as a medical 22 assistant in the office of a licensed medical doctor or 23 osteopathic physician or in a hospital, an ambulatory surgical 24 center, a home health agency, or a health maintenance 25 organization. 26 (b) Certification and registration from a certification 27 program accredited by the National Commission for Certifying 28 Agencies and
by the American Medical Technologists Association29 or other similar professional associationapproved by the 30 agency. 31 (c) Prior employment as a medical assistant in a licensed 32 center for at least 6 consecutive months at some time during the 33 preceding 2 years. 34 35 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 36 And the title is amended as follows: 37 Delete lines 2 - 11 38 and insert: 39 An act relating to medical faculty and medical 40 assistant certification; amending s. 458.3145, F.S.; 41 revising the list of schools at which certain faculty 42 members are eligible to receive a medical faculty 43 certificate; authorizing a certificateholder to 44 practice at certain specialty-licensed children’s 45 hospitals; revising provisions to allow the dean of a 46 medical school outside the state to make an annual 47 review or request the provision of medical care or 48 treatment in connection with education; amending s. 49 458.3485, F.S.; providing for the certification of 50 medical assistants; amending s. 483.291, F.S.; 51 revising qualifications for employment as a medical 52 assistant; providing an effective date.