Florida Senate - 2018                                    SB 1032
       By Senator Baxley
       12-00929A-18                                          20181032__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to a STEMI registry; creating s.
    3         381.8175, F.S.; directing the Department of Health to
    4         establish a statewide, centralized registry of persons
    5         who have symptoms associated with ST-elevation
    6         myocardial infarctions (STEMI); requiring certain
    7         health care facilities to report to the registry
    8         specified data on the treatment of STEMI patients;
    9         defining the term “PCI-capable”; requiring the
   10         department to contract with an entity to maintain the
   11         registry, subject to a specific appropriation;
   12         requiring the contracted entity to collect certain
   13         data and provide annual reports to the department;
   14         providing immunity from liability; requiring the
   15         department to adopt rules; providing an effective
   16         date.
   18         WHEREAS, due to high mortality rates associated with ST
   19  elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI), the state recognizes
   20  the need for a statewide, centralized registry to accumulate
   21  data on persons who have symptoms associated with a STEMI heart
   22  attack, NOW, THEREFORE,
   24  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   26         Section 1. Section 381.8175, Florida Statutes, is created
   27  to read:
   28         381.8175STEMI registry.—The Department of Health shall
   29  establish a statewide, centralized registry of persons who have
   30  symptoms associated with ST-elevation myocardial infarctions
   31  (STEMI).
   32         (1)(a)All PCI-capable health care facilities in the state
   33  shall report data consistent with nationally recognized
   34  guidelines on the treatment of STEMI patients to the registry on
   35  a quarterly basis. All other trauma centers, acute care
   36  hospitals, and health care facilities that are not PCI-capable
   37  are encouraged to and may report such data, as applicable. For
   38  purposes of this paragraph, the term “PCI-capable” means a
   39  health care facility that has the equipment, expertise, and
   40  facilities to administer percutaneous coronary intervention
   41  (PCI), a mechanical means of treating heart attack patients.
   42         (b)The statewide STEMI registry shall collect and maintain
   43  data consistent with nationally recognized guidelines and
   44  measures for STEMI patients.
   45         (2)Subject to a specific legislative appropriation, the
   46  department shall contract with a public or private entity to
   47  maintain the statewide STEMI registry to ensure that the
   48  information required under subsection (1) is maintained and
   49  available for use to improve or modify the STEMI care system,
   50  ensure compliance with guidelines and standards, and monitor
   51  STEMI patient outcomes.
   52         (3)The department shall require the contracted entity to
   53  use a nationally recognized platform to collect data on the
   54  information required under subsection (1). Each January 1, the
   55  contracted entity shall provide an annual report on the data
   56  collected to the department .
   57         (4)A civil, criminal, or administrative action may not be
   58  brought against a person or health care provider participating
   59  in good faith in the reporting of information pursuant to this
   60  section. A person or health care provider reporting information
   61  pursuant to this section is immune from civil or criminal
   62  liability and from any professional disciplinary action that may
   63  arise from reporting such information.
   64         (5)The department shall adopt rules to administer this
   65  section.
   66         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.