Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1344
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
       (Harrell) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 33 - 70
    4  and insert:
    5  of at least Level 4 and up to Level 6, or assessed using the
    6  criteria deemed appropriate by the Agency for Health Care
    7  Administration regarding the need for a specialized placement in
    8  an intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled.
    9         (c)The applicant has not had a facility license denied,
   10  revoked, or suspended within the 36 months preceding the request
   11  for exemption.
   12         (d)The applicant must have at least 10 years of experience
   13  serving individuals with severe maladaptive behaviors in the
   14  state.
   15         (e)The applicant must implement a state-approved staff
   16  training curriculum and monitoring requirements specific to the
   17  individuals whose behaviors require higher intensity, frequency,
   18  and duration of services.
   19         (f)The applicant must make available medical and nursing
   20  services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
   21         (g)The applicant must demonstrate a history of using
   22  interventions that are least restrictive and that follow a
   23  behavioral hierarchy.
   24         (h)The applicant must maintain a policy prohibiting the
   25  use of mechanical restraints.
   26         Section 2. Paragraph (o) is added to subsection (3) of
   27  section 408.036, Florida Statutes, to read:
   28         408.036 Projects subject to review; exemptions.—
   29         (3) EXEMPTIONS.—Upon request, the following projects are
   30  subject to exemption from subsection (1):
   31         (o)For a new intermediate care facility for the
   32  developmentally disabled as defined in s. 408.032 which has a
   33  total of 24 beds, comprising three eight-bed homes, for use by
   34  individuals exhibiting severe maladaptive behaviors and co
   35  occurring psychiatric diagnoses requiring increased levels of
   36  behavioral, medical, and therapeutic oversight. The applicant
   37  must not have had a license denied, revoked, or suspended within
   38  the 36 months preceding the request for exemption and must have
   39  at least 10 years of experience serving individuals with severe
   40  maladaptive behaviors in this state. The agency may not grant an
   41  exemption to an applicant that has been granted an exemption
   42  under this paragraph unless the facility awarded the exemption
   43  has been
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   46  And the title is amended as follows:
   47         Delete line 10
   48  and insert:
   49         from granting an additional exemption to an applicant