Florida Senate - 2019                                    SB 1026
       By Senator Harrell
       25-00540A-19                                          20191026__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to fees; amending s. 383.305, F.S.;
    3         providing applicability of licensure fee requirements
    4         to advanced birth centers; amending s. 383.324, F.S.;
    5         requiring an advanced birth center to pay an
    6         inspection fee to the agency; amending s. 408.033,
    7         F.S.; providing applicability of an assessment to
    8         advanced birth centers; providing a contingent
    9         effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Section 383.305, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   14  read:
   15         383.305 Licensure; fees.—
   16         (1) In accordance with s. 408.805, an applicant for
   17  licensure as a birth center or an advanced birth center or a
   18  licensee shall pay a fee for each license application submitted
   19  under ss. 383.30-383.332 and part II of chapter 408. The amount
   20  of the fee shall be established by rule.
   21         (2) Each applicant for licensure and each licensee must
   22  comply with the requirements of this chapter and part II of
   23  chapter 408.
   24         Section 2. Section 383.324, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   25  read:
   26         383.324 Inspections and investigations; inspection fees.
   27  Each birth center and advanced birth center facility licensed
   28  under s. 383.305 shall pay to the agency an inspection fee
   29  established by rule of the agency. In addition to the
   30  requirements of part II of chapter 408, the agency shall
   31  coordinate all periodic inspections for licensure made by the
   32  agency to ensure that the cost to the birth center or advanced
   33  birth center facility of such inspections and the disruption of
   34  services by such inspections is minimized.
   35         Section 3. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
   36  408.033, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   37         408.033 Local and state health planning.—
   38         (2) FUNDING.—
   39         (a) The Legislature intends that the cost of local health
   40  councils be borne by assessments on selected health care
   41  facilities subject to facility licensure by the Agency for
   42  Health Care Administration, including abortion clinics, assisted
   43  living facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, birth centers,
   44  advanced birth centers, home health agencies, hospices,
   45  hospitals, intermediate care facilities for the developmentally
   46  disabled, nursing homes, health care clinics, and multiphasic
   47  testing centers and by assessments on organizations subject to
   48  certification by the agency pursuant to chapter 641, part III,
   49  including health maintenance organizations and prepaid health
   50  clinics. Fees assessed may be collected prospectively at the
   51  time of licensure renewal and prorated for the licensure period.
   52         Section 4. This act shall take effect on the same date that
   53  SB 448 or similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation
   54  is adopted in the same legislative session or an extension
   55  thereof and becomes a law.