Florida Senate - 2017 SB 496 By Senator Brandes 24-00465A-17 2017496__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to medical faculty certification; 3 amending s. 458.3145, F.S.; revising the list of 4 schools at which certain faculty members are eligible 5 to receive a medical faculty certificate; authorizing 6 a certificateholder to practice at certain specialty 7 licensed children’s hospitals; revising provisions to 8 allow the dean of a medical school outside the state 9 to make an annual review or request the provision of 10 medical care or treatment in connection with 11 education; providing an effective date. 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. Section 458.3145, Florida Statutes, is amended 16 to read: 17 458.3145 Medical faculty certificate.— 18 (1) A medical faculty certificate may be issued without 19 examination to an individual who: 20 (a) Is a graduate of an accredited medical school or its 21 equivalent, or is a graduate of a foreign medical school listed 22 with the World Health Organization; 23 (b) Holds a valid, current license to practice medicine in 24 another jurisdiction; 25 (c) Has completed the application form and remitted a 26 nonrefundable application fee not to exceed $500; 27 (d) Has completed an approved residency or fellowship of at 28 least 1 year or has received training which has been determined 29 by the board to be equivalent to the 1-year residency 30 requirement; 31 (e) Is at least 21 years of age; 32 (f) Is of good moral character; 33 (g) Has not committed any act in this or any other 34 jurisdiction which would constitute the basis for disciplining a 35 physician under s. 458.331; 36 (h) For any applicant who has graduated from medical school 37 after October 1, 1992, has completed, before entering medical 38 school, the equivalent of 2 academic years of preprofessional, 39 postsecondary education, as determined by rule of the board, 40 which must include, at a minimum, courses in such fields as 41 anatomy, biology, and chemistry; and 42 (i) Has been offered and has accepted a full-time faculty 43 appointment to teach in a program of medicine at: 44 1. The University of Florida; 45 2. The University of Miami; 46 3. The University of South Florida; 47 4. The Florida State University; 48 5. The Florida International University; 49 6. The University of Central Florida; 50 7. The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Jacksonville, 51 Florida;
or52 8. The Florida Atlantic University; or 53 9. The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. 54 Petersburg, Florida. 55 (2) The certificate authorizes the holder to practice only 56 in conjunction with his or her faculty position at an accredited 57 medical school and its affiliated clinical facilities or 58 teaching hospitals that are registered with the Board of 59 Medicine as sites at which holders of medical faculty 60 certificates will be practicing, or a specialty-licensed 61 children’s hospital licensed under chapter 395 that is 62 affiliated with an accredited medical school and its affiliated 63 clinics. Such certificate automatically expires when the 64 holder’s relationship with the medical school is terminated or 65 after a period of 24 months, whichever occurs sooner, and is 66 renewable every 2 years by a holder who applies to the board on 67 a form prescribed by the board and provides certification by the 68 dean of the medical school that the holder is a distinguished 69 medical scholar and an outstanding practicing physician. 70 (3) The holder of a medical faculty certificate issued 71 under this section has all rights and responsibilities 72 prescribed by law for the holder of a license issued under s. 73 458.311, except as specifically provided otherwise by law. Such 74 responsibilities include compliance with continuing medical 75 education requirements as set forth by rule of the board. A 76 hospital or ambulatory surgical center licensed under chapter 77 395, health maintenance organization certified under chapter 78 641, insurer as defined in s. 624.03, multiple-employer welfare 79 arrangement as defined in s. 624.437, or any other entity in 80 this state, in considering and acting upon an application for 81 staff membership, clinical privileges, or other credentials as a 82 health care provider, may not deny the application of an 83 otherwise qualified physician for such staff membership, 84 clinical privileges, or other credentials solely because the 85 applicant is a holder of a medical faculty certificate under 86 this section. 87 (4) In any year, the maximum number of extended medical 88 faculty certificateholders as provided in subsection (2) may not 89 exceed 30 persons at each institution named in subparagraphs 90 (1)(i)1.-6., 8., and 9. and 8.and at the facility named in s. 91 1004.43 and may not exceed 10 persons at the institution named 92 in subparagraph (1)(i)7. 93 (5) Annual review of all such certificate recipients will 94 be made by the deans of the accredited 4-year medical schools 95 within this stateand reported to the Board of Medicine. 96 (6) Notwithstanding subsection (1), any physician, when 97 providing medical care or treatment in connection with the 98 education of students, residents, or faculty at the request of 99 the dean of an accredited medical school within this stateor at 100 the request of the medical director of a statutory teaching 101 hospital as defined in s. 408.07 or a specialty-licensed 102 children’s hospital licensed under chapter 395, may do so upon 103 registration with the board and demonstration of financial 104 responsibility pursuant to s. 458.320(1) or (2) unless such 105 physician is exempt under s. 458.320(5)(a). The performance of 106 such medical care or treatment must be limited to a single 107 period of time, which may not exceed 180 consecutive days, and 108 must be rendered within a facility registered under subsection 109 (2) or within a statutory teaching hospital as defined in s. 110 408.07. A registration fee not to exceed $300, as set by the 111 board, is required of each physician registered under this 112 subsection. However, no more than three physicians per year per 113 institution may be registered under this subsection, and an 114 exemption under this subsection may not be granted to a 115 physician more than once in any given 5-year period. 116 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.