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. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 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
facilitylicensed 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 facilityof 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.