Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 250
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Health Policy (Steube) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 30 and 31
    4  insert:
    5         Section 2. Present subsections (3) through (10) of section
    6  395.1055, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (4)
    7  through (11), respectively, and a new subsection (3) is added to
    8  that section, to read:
    9         395.1055 Rules and enforcement.—
   10         (3)(a)The agency, in consultation with the Board of
   11  Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine, shall adopt
   12  rules that establish requirements for practitioners and
   13  facilities to ensure the safe and effective delivery of surgical
   14  care to children in ambulatory surgical centers. The rules must
   15  be consistent with the American College of Surgeons’ standards
   16  document entitled “Optimal Resources for Children’s Surgical
   17  Care” and must establish minimum standards for pediatric patient
   18  care treatment practices, including at least all of the
   19  following: surgical risk assessment; anesthetic care;
   20  resuscitation; transfer agreements; and training and
   21  certification requirements for pediatric health care providers.
   22         (b) Ambulatory surgical centers may provide operative
   23  procedures that require a length of stay past midnight on the
   24  day of surgery on children younger than 18 years of age only if
   25  the agency authorizes the performance of such procedures by
   26  rule.
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   29  And the title is amended as follows:
   30         Between lines 5 and 6
   31  insert:
   32         amending s. 395.1055, F.S.; requiring the Agency for
   33         Health Care Administration, in consultation with the
   34         Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic
   35         Medicine to adopt rules that establish requirements
   36         for practitioners and facilities related to the
   37         delivery of surgical care to children in ambulatory
   38         surgical centers, in accordance with specified
   39         standards; requiring that the rules establish minimum
   40         standards for certain pediatric patient care
   41         practices; specifying that ambulatory surgical centers
   42         may only provide certain procedures if authorized by
   43         agency rule;