Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 250
       By Senator Steube
       23-00004-18                                            2018250__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to ambulatory surgical centers and
    3         mobile surgical facilities; amending s. 395.002, F.S.;
    4         revising the definition of the terms “ambulatory
    5         surgical center” and “mobile surgical facility”;
    6         providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Subsection (3) of section 395.002, Florida
   11  Statutes, is amended to read:
   12         395.002 Definitions.—As used in this chapter:
   13         (3) “Ambulatory surgical center” or “mobile surgical
   14  facility” means a facility the primary purpose of which is to
   15  provide elective surgical care, in which the patient is admitted
   16  to and discharged from such facility within 24 hours the same
   17  working day and is not permitted to stay overnight, and which is
   18  not part of a hospital. However, a facility existing for the
   19  primary purpose of performing terminations of pregnancy, an
   20  office maintained by a physician for the practice of medicine,
   21  or an office maintained for the practice of dentistry shall not
   22  be construed to be an ambulatory surgical center, provided that
   23  any facility or office which is certified or seeks certification
   24  as a Medicare ambulatory surgical center shall be licensed as an
   25  ambulatory surgical center pursuant to s. 395.003. Any structure
   26  or vehicle in which a physician maintains an office and
   27  practices surgery, and which can appear to the public to be a
   28  mobile office because the structure or vehicle operates at more
   29  than one address, shall be construed to be a mobile surgical
   30  facility.
   31         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.