Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 800
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Braynon moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 88 - 94
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 3. Effective January 1, 2019, section 381.8175,
    6  Florida Statutes, is created to read:
    7         381.8175STEMI registry.—The department shall establish a
    8  statewide, centralized registry of persons who have symptoms
    9  associated with ST-elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI).
   10         (1)(a)All PCI-capable health care facilities in the state
   11  shall report data consistent with nationally recognized
   12  guidelines on the treatment of STEMI patients to the registry on
   13  a quarterly basis. All other acute care hospitals and facilities
   14  that are not PCI-capable are encouraged to and may report such
   15  data, as applicable. For purposes of this paragraph, the term
   16  “PCI-capable” means a health care facility that has the
   17  equipment, expertise, and facilities to administer percutaneous
   18  coronary intervention (PCI), a mechanical means of treating
   19  heart attack patients.
   20         (b)The state registry shall collect and maintain data
   21  consistent with nationally recognized guidelines and measures
   22  for STEMI heart attack patients.
   23         (2)The department shall contract with a public or private
   24  entity to maintain a statewide STEMI registry to ensure that the
   25  information required under subsection (1) is maintained and
   26  available for use to improve or modify the STEMI care system,
   27  ensure compliance with standards, and monitor STEMI patient
   28  outcomes.
   29         (3)The department shall require the contracted entity to
   30  use a nationally recognized platform to collect data on the
   31  information required under subsection (1). The contracted entity
   32  shall provide an annual report to the department beginning on
   33  January 1, 2020, on the data collected.
   34         (4)A civil, criminal, or administrative action may not be
   35  brought against a person or health care provider participating
   36  in good faith in the provision of information pursuant to this
   37  section. A person or health care provider participating in the
   38  provision of information pursuant to this section is immune from
   39  civil or criminal liability and from any professional
   40  disciplinary action which may arise from the provision of such
   41  information.
   42         (5)The department shall adopt rules to administer this
   43  section.
   44         Section 4. If any provision of this act or its application
   45  to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity
   46  does not affect other provisions or applications of the act
   47  which can be given effect without the invalid provision or
   48  application, and to this end the provisions of this act are
   49  severable.
   50         Section 5. Except as otherwise provided in this act, this
   51  act shall take effect July 1, 2018.
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   54  And the title is amended as follows:
   55         Delete lines 2 - 11
   56  and insert:
   57         An act relating to health; providing a short title;
   58         amending s. 381.0038, F.S.; authorizing the Department
   59         of Health to establish sterile needle and syringe
   60         exchange pilot programs upon request from eligible
   61         entities, rather than a single program established in
   62         Miami-Dade County; specifying who may be designated to
   63         operate a program; providing for the expiration of all
   64         pilot programs; creating s. 381.8175, F.S.; directing
   65         the department to establish a statewide, centralized
   66         registry of persons who have symptoms associated with
   67         ST-elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI); requiring
   68         certain health care facilities to report STEMI cases
   69         to the registry; defining the term “PCI-capable”;
   70         requiring the department to contract with an entity to
   71         maintain the registry; requiring the contracted entity
   72         to provide reports to the department; providing
   73         immunity from liability; requiring the department to
   74         adopt rules; providing for severability; providing
   75         effective dates.