Florida Senate - 2012 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 1884 Barcode 383526 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 03/01/2012 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations (Garcia) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 673 and 674 4 insert: 5 Section 17. Subsection (15) is added to section 395.4025, 6 Florida Statutes, to read: 7 395.4025 Trauma centers; selection; quality assurance; 8 records.— 9 (15) A public teaching hospital that operates facilities on 10 separate premises under a single license and that has a level 1 11 trauma center on one of the premises is exempt from the 12 requirements of subsection (2) and a separate application is not 13 required for the initiation of trauma services at another 14 facility included on the single license, subject to the 15 following: 16 (a) The hospital must certify to the agency that it will 17 meet and continuously maintain the critical elements required 18 for a trauma center, including, but not limited to: 19 1. The equipment and physical facilities necessary to 20 provide trauma services; 21 2. The personnel in sufficient numbers and having proper 22 qualifications to provide trauma services; and 23 3. An effective quality assurance process. 24 (b) The hospital must provide documentation to the agency 25 of the manner in which it will extend its existing trauma 26 services to the additional hospital facility listed on the 27 single hospital license. 28 (c) The hospital must provide further documentation to the 29 agency that demonstrates there were at least 350 trauma cases 30 within a 5-mile radius of the location of the facility for which 31 the exemption is claimed during the most recent 12-month period 32 for which data is available, by the zip code of: 33 1. The patient’s residence as reported by the agency 34 hospital patient database; or 35 2. Where the incident occurred, as reported by the 36 emergency medical services provider. 37 38 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 39 And the title is amended as follows: 40 Delete line 76 41 and insert: 42 the Agency for Health Care Administration; amending s. 43 395.4025, F.S.; providing an exemption for certain 44 public teaching hospitals operating multiple 45 facilities on separate premises under a single license 46 from the requirement for a separate application for 47 recognition as a trauma center by the Agency for 48 Health Care Administration; amending s.