Florida Senate - 2020 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. SB 584
Senate . House
The Committee on Health Policy (Berman) recommended the
1 Senate Amendment
3 Delete lines 30 - 57
4 and insert:
5 4. The membership of the council must reflect the ethnic
6 and gender diversity of this state.
Two of the members appointed to the council must be
8 physicians who supervise physician assistants in their practice.
9 Members shall be appointed to terms of 4 years, except that of
10 the initial appointments, two members shall be appointed to
11 terms of 2 years, two members shall be appointed to terms of 3
12 years, and one member shall be appointed to a term of 4 years,
13 as established by rule of the boards. Council members may not
14 serve more than two consecutive terms. The council shall
15 annually elect a chairperson from among its members.
16 Section 2. Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (9) of
17 section 459.022, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
18 459.022 Physician assistants.—
19 (9) COUNCIL ON PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.—The Council on
20 Physician Assistants is created within the department.
21 (a) The council shall consist of five members appointed as
23 1. The chairperson of the Board of Medicine shall appoint
24 one member three member s who is a physician and member are
25 physicians and members of the Board of Medicine who supervises .
26 One of the physicians must supervise a physician assistant in
27 the physician’s practice.
28 2. The chairperson of the Board of Osteopathic Medicine
29 shall appoint one member who is a physician and a member of the
30 Board of Osteopathic Medicine who supervises a physician
31 assistant in the physician’s practice.
32 3. The State Surgeon General or her or his designee shall
33 appoint three a fully licensed physician assistants assistant
34 licensed under chapter 458 or this chapter.
35 4. The membership of the council must reflect the ethnic
36 and gender diversity of this state.