Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 510
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/21/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Health Policy (Gainer) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 42 - 59
    4  and insert:
    5  and on criteria established by the department.
    6         (3) GRANT ELIGIBILITY.—In order to be eligible for a grant
    7  award, a hospital must be a rural hospital, as defined in s.
    8  395.602, and must demonstrate that:
    9         (a)Grant funds are necessary to maintain or improve the
   10  quality of its health care services;
   11         (b)There is a return on investment to the taxpayers of
   12  this state; and
   13         (c)A satisfactory recordkeeping system will be in place to
   14  account for the expenditures of grant funds within the rural
   15  county.
   16         (4) AWARD OF GRANTS.—The department shall establish by rule
   17  a grant application process and criteria for the evaluation of
   18  applications. The department shall score and rank grant
   19  applications based on criteria that must include, at a minimum,
   20  the following:
   21         (a)The social and economic benefit to the surrounding
   22  community.
   23         (b)The promotion of economic development in the
   24  surrounding community.
   25         (c)The expansion of available services to the underserved
   26  populations in the community.
   27         (d)The availability of private or public matching funds,
   28  or in-kind contributions, for the requested grant funds.
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   31  And the title is amended as follows:
   32         Delete lines 9 - 10
   33  and insert:
   34         eligibility; providing criteria for grant application
   35         ranking; establishing allowable use of funds;
   36         requiring the department to submit an