Florida Senate - 2019 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1712 Ì520418#Î520418 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Health Policy (Harrell) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete lines 440 - 448 4 and insert: 5 Section 13. Effective upon this act becoming a law: 6 (1) The Agency for Health Care Administration may not 7 initiate a review cycle or accept letters of intent or 8 applications for the issuance of a certificate of need for the 9 new construction or establishment of a freestanding hospital. 10 (2) The agency shall issue a certificate of need to any 11 pending applicant for a certificate of need for the new 12 construction or establishment of a freestanding general 13 hospital: 14 (a) With 80 or more beds; 15 (b) With intensive care, progressive care, and medical 16 surgical beds; 17 (c) With an onsite emergency department that will be 18 operational 24 hours per day, 7 days per week; and 19 (d) Whose application for a certificate of need has been 20 approved by the agency, regardless of the litigation status of 21 the application. 22 (3) For any pending applicant for a certificate of need for 23 the new construction or establishment of a freestanding hospital 24 that does not meet the criteria in subsection (2), sections 25 395.0191, 395.1055, 395.6025, 408.032, 408.034, 408.035, 26 408.036, 408.037, 408.039, and 408.043, Florida Statutes (2018), 27 and any rules adopted thereunder remain in effect until such 28 time as the agency has either issued the applicant a certificate 29 of need or has denied the application and all appeals of the 30 denial have been exhausted. 31 Section 14. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this 32 act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon 33 this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect July 1, 34 2019. 35 36 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 37 And the title is amended as follows: 38 Delete lines 43 - 44 39 and insert: 40 hospitals; prohibiting the agency from initiating a 41 review cycle or from accepting letters of intent or 42 applications for the issuance of certificate of need 43 for the new construction or the establishment of a 44 freestanding hospital; requiring the agency to issue 45 such a certificate of need to certain applicants, 46 regardless of litigation status; providing 47 applicability; providing effective dates.